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Check out this amazing drone video of an amazing sight not far from Washington, DC, compliments of top AirVuz contributor Jeff Walrich TK-421. Mallows Bay is situated on the Potomac River, about 50 km (30 mi.) south (downstream from) the USA's Capital city. The bay is home to hundreds of ships which had been put into service by the Emergency Fleet Corporation, set up in the immediate aftermath of the USA's decision to enter World War I in April, 1917. The hastily-built ships were scuttled here in the 1920's.
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Description: My latest edit – We had our Facebook Drone meet-up and we went to this killer place (info below) and I was able to capture some great footage! Let me know what you think and make sure you watch in HD! Mallows Bay boasts a diverse collection of nearly 200 known historic shipwrecks dating back to the Civil War, as well as archaeological artifacts dating back 12,000 years. The area is most renowned for the remains of more than 100 wooden steamships, known as the "Ghost Fleet," which were built for the U.S. Emergency Fleet between 1917-1919 as part of America’s engagement in World War I and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Their construction at more than 40 shipyards in 17 states reflected the massive national wartime effort that drove the expansion and economic development of communities and related maritime service industries.