Mallows Bay


Mallows Bay

Mallows Bay is a small bay on the Maryland side of the Potomac River in the United States located at 38°28′21.4″N 77°16′6.9″W / 38.472611°N 77.268583°W / 38.472611; -77.268583 (Mallows Bay, Potomac River, Maryland)Coordinates: 38°28′21.4″N 77°16′6.9″W / 38.472611°N 77.268583°W / 38.472611; -77.268583 (Mallows Bay, Potomac River, Maryland).[1] The bay is the location of what is regarded as the "largest shipwreck fleet in the Western Hemisphere"[2][3] and is described as a "ship graveyard."[4]

In 2010, a boat ramp and pier for recreational use was constructed to provide access to the Potomac River at Mallows Bay.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ "Mallows Bay". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:585669. Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ Shomette, Donald G. (Winter 2001). "The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay". The Maryland Natural Resource. http://www.dnr.state.md.us/naturalresource/winter2001/ghostship.html. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ Shomette, Donald G. (Winter 1999). "The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay". Invention & Technology Magazine 14 (3). http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/it/1999/3/1999_3_12.shtml. Retrieved December 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ United States Coast Pilot. 3 (43rd ed.). Washington, D.C.: National Ocean Service. 2010. p. 313. http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/nsd/coastpilot_w.php?book=3. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "New Boat Ramp in Mallows Bay". Southern Maryland Living. May 12, 2010. http://southernmarylandliving.com/new-boat-ramp-in-mallows-bay/. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Mallows Bay". Maryland Department of Natural Resources. July 19, 2010. http://www.dnr.state.md.us/boating/pdfs/BoatingAccessInformationCharles6.pdf. Retrieved December 22, 2010. 

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