'Benzonia' resting on 'Caribou' stern (Photograph by Donald G. Shomette)
Aerial shot of wrecks in Mallows Bay (Photograph by Donald G. Shomette)
Vessel at low tide showing hull frame (Photograph by Donald G. Shomette)
The bow of the ‘Accomac’ (Photograph by Donald G. Shomette)
Map of proposed boundaries for Mallows Bay – Potomac River (Credit: NOAA)
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.