Ships and boats - the oldest invention. From antiquity to modern times the great powers sought to have good yields to the seas and oceans. This greatly facilitates trade relations. But the growth of air travel and reducing the mass of shipbuilding turned shore, lonely bays and shipyards in the former greatness of the ghosts of vessels. Now, such a place - a good topic for Wikipedia.
While often dismantle ships for scrap, many remain in rust lonely bays, shoals and shipyards. Meanwhile, the rust from the ships pollute the water and becomes a clear sign of the decaying industrial era of the country. (Following the birth, life and death of twin brother of "Titanic" cruise ship "Britannica").
A large ship like the Titanic or the Britannic, and especially their death romanticized by Hollywood, but the life and death of trade and military courts is not that romantic. Parts of ships covered with rust, and the docks are quiet coves. Some half-submerged, some still hold.