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August 20

Join your Potomac Riverkeeper, Atlantic Kayak and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for Get Into Your Sanctuary Weekend! This is a one-of-a-kind, guided interpretive paddle through our country’s newest National Marine Sanctuary, Mallows Bay! Learn about the amazing history of the Ghost Fleet on the Potomac. Dr. Susan Langley, State Underwater Archaeologist with the Maryland Historical Trust will provide an overview of the history of Mallows Bay and explain its unique features and ecological importance as we paddle through the eerie hulls of the Ghost Fleet. Within the small bay in Southern Maryland, about 30 miles south of Washington, DC, lie hundreds of shipwrecks, most of them from World War I. In July 2019 the NOAA designated Mallows Bay on the Potomac River as a new National Marine Sanctuary.


Mallows Bay
Nanjemoy, Maryland + Google Map