It's not something you think about. What happens to ships after their final voyages? Now the Nave Museum has a fascinating exhibit on this very subject.

Victoria Advocate
Victoria Advocate

In 2009, Jeff Jennings photographed the ship breaking industry in Bangladesh, one of the few places in the world where ships go on their final voyage. Here they are dismantled and cut up on the beach by armies of men and boys wielding the most basic tool, a cutting torch. It is without a doubt one of the most amazing sights involving modern human endeavors. Ships weighing thousands of tons are driven up on the beach and within months are cut up and hauled away to be melted down and reused. Since then Mr. Jennings has been exploring this theme in paintings, photographs, drawings, prints and sculptures.

The exhibit is at the Nave Museum, 306 W Commercial Street in Victoria.

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