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The ‘Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay’ in pictures
The “Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay” in the Potomac River, which includes nearly 200 known vessels, has been nominated as a national marine sanctuary. The site adjacent to Charles County, Md. includes the remains of the largest “Ghost Fleet” of World War I wooden steamships built for the U.S. Emergency Fleet. Here are some incredible images of the sunken ships.
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Mallows Bay Benzonia

'Benzonia' resting on 'Caribou' stern (Photograph by Donald G. Shomette)

Mallows Bay Aerial

Aerial shot of wrecks in Mallows Bay (Photograph by Donald G. Shomette)

Mallows Bay Low Tide

Vessel at low tide showing hull frame (Photograph by Donald G. Shomette)

Mallows Bay Accomac

The bow of the ‘Accomac’  (Photograph by Donald G. Shomette)

Mallows Bay Map

Map of proposed boundaries for Mallows Bay – Potomac River (Credit: NOAA)

The ‘Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay’ in pictures

The “Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay” in the Potomac River, which includes nearly 200 known vessels, has been nominated as a national marine sanctuary. The site adjacent to Charles County, Md. includes the remains of the largest “Ghost Fleet” of World War I wooden steamships built for the U.S. Emergency Fleet. Here are some incredible images of the sunken ships.

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