The remains of a wooden barge are located within the Burning Basin. It was used by Bethlehem Steel during the creation of the Burning Basin and placed in service in 1942 – 1943. It was likely used as a work platform and for hauling dredge spoil, cargo, and scrap during the disposal operation. Iron fittings are still evident so take care when navigating around the remains.
The Barge Wreck as seen from the entrance to the burning basin. (Photo: NOAA)
The site known as the Barge Wreck. (Photo: NOAA)