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Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

Photo courtesy of Don Shomette

A first for the state of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared its intent to designate Mallows Bay in Nanjemoy as a National Marine Sanctuary.  Mallows Bay, located near the Potomac River, is home to the largest ship graveyard in the Western Hemisphere. The area offers unique archaeological, recreational, historical, cultural, educational, and environmental opportunities for residents and tourists. The site includes historic vessels dating back to the Revolutionary War, remains of the largest ‘Ghost Fleet’ of the World War I steamships, wildlife viewing areas, fishing, boating access and a hiking trail. Mallows Bay Park is located at 1440 Wilson Landing Road, Nanjemoy. Open year round - 5:30 a.m. to dusk.

Books on Mallows Bay:

Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay and Other Tales of the Lost Chesapeake (1st Edition) by Donald G. Shomette

Kayak Adventure:

Contact Atlantic Kayak Company to book your kayak tour. 
Website: http://www.atlantickayak.com/
Phone: 301-292-6455
The season begins May 7, 2017 at 10 a.m.  

For more information about Mallows Bay, please visit the following websites:

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