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Old 11-12-2017, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Pérouges
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I've just seen this on the BBC News site and thought it might be of interest to one or two.

Mallows Bay, on the Maryland side of America's Potomac River, hosts potentially the largest group of World War One shipwrecks anywhere in the world.
A century since the United States entered the conflict, the BBC Travel Show has been to see how the vessels are being reclaimed by nature.

(Video 1min 36sec)

Nature reclaims US battleship graveyard - BBC News
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:16 PM
 
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Given the current administration I don't see any national designation happening. Oh and it is Maryland's Potomac River. All the way to the south bank!
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:14 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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...hosts potentially the largest group of World War One shipwrecks anywhere in the world.
This sort of poor editing (open) is what will undo wiki.

credible reporting from 2010:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...121102381.html
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:14 AM
 
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Been there it is pretty cool ,most of the wrecks are wooden ships that have just rotted away.I do understand that the water men who make a living around there would be upset.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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There are a few of those WWI wooden freighters in Curtis Bay near the Hawkins Point Road and I-695 drawbridges. About a dozen more were used to form a breakwater for Davison Chemicals (now W. R. Grace) by scuttling them in a line off shore.
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