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The Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary: The Ghost Fleet and Beyond
February 4 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This lecture is part of Annapolis Maritime Museum’s 2021 Winter Lecture Series.
- Our Nation’s newest National Marine Sanctuary, which encompasses more than 100 vessels constructed by the civilian U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corp. during WWI.
- Discuss the importance of the area to the First Nation’s peoples, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, WWI and WWII, and the Great Depression.
- Review history of Mallows Bay commercial fishing through the centuries.
Uncover the many reasons to visit this peaceful enclave just 30 miles south of the nation’s capital, including excellent fishing and birdwatching.
Presenter: Dr. Susan Langley | Maryland State Underwater Archaeologist