Image of the Week

  • Oct 25th, 2019

    Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

    This image of the week, a pan-sharpened natural-color composite image courtesy of Maxar's WorldView-2 sensor,  shows the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay in great detail. Found along the Potomac River in Maryland, USA, the over 100 sunken vessels comprise the largest such collection of wrecks in the Western Hemisphere. The wooden steamships were originally constructed for World War One, but deemed obsolete and were subsequently scrapped or scuttled. This image is from November, 11 2016 after the ships have been there for approximately 91 years (since 1925).

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