Because of the vast numbers of ships and boats that were abandoned in the late 19th century, many were repurposed into shops, homes, and restaurants. Some were dismantled and the wood was used for other construction purposes. But many simply rotted and rusted away, and some are still floating in harbors, ship yards and boat graveyards, waiting for their eventual fate.
From rowboats to tugboats to cruise ships to supertankers, boats and ships are fascinating. Give a kid one of these childrens books about boats and ships, and give them just one more reason to love reading!
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