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Governor Hogan celebrates Mallows Bay, Maryland’s first national marine sanctuary

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday attended a celebration of Mallows Bay’s official designation as a national marine sanctuary by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which ensures the preservation of the remains of more than 100 World War I-era vessels.

“The Mallows Bay landscape truly tells the story of our beginnings, our struggles, and our progress as Marylanders and Americans,” said Governor Hogan. “Through this designation, we are ensuring that this national treasure will attract families, anglers, kayakers, and history buffs for years to come.”

Located along an 18-square mile stretch of Potomac River coast, Mallows Bay is most famous for its “Ghost Fleet” of steamships that were built in response to the threat of German U-boats as America mobilized for the First World War.

The marine area is home to the remains of vessels dating as far back as the American Revolution. Native American, colonial, and Civil War sites of significant historical and archeological value are also located nearby. This scenic destination provides diverse recreational opportunities, making it a key driver of tourism and economic development for Charles County.

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Located along an 18-square mile stretch of Potomac River coast, Mallows Bay is most famous for its “Ghost Fleet” of steamships that were built in response to the threat of German U-boats as America mobilized for the First World War.

The marine area is home to the remains of vessels dating as far back as the American Revolution. Native American, colonial, and Civil War sites of significant historical and archeological value are also located nearby. This scenic destination provides diverse recreational opportunities, making it a key driver of tourism and economic development for Charles County.

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