About 30 miles northeast of San Francisco is Suisun Bay where dozens of Navy ships sit waiting to be dismantled and recycled. From Boing Boing:
These boats were, originally, meant to be waiting in reserve, ready to go fight when needed. At the peak, there were 400 of them in Suisun Bay. But that was a long time ago. Today, the ships rusted hulks that leech heavy metals and other contaminants into the surrounding water. Their numbers have been shrinking in the last few years as ships were moved and dismantled for recycling. Fewer than 55 remain today. By 2017, they should all be gone.
Follow the link to Scott Haefner’s site for some great photos from 2011.