Maryland Outdoor Club
Sun, Aug 12 2012 - Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay (View Original Event Details)

Event Organizer(s): Jerry Wright
Participants:Jerry Wright, Cheryl, Gail Davidson, Michael Allera

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The trip went well and we spent an enjoyable and relaxing day.  The first ship visible at the put in was an abandoned ferry boat left there in 1950s.  Once we were at the ship, the protruding outlines of the WWI ships became apparent.  Most of them have rotted to just below the water line so it takes a bit to grasp what you're seeing.  There were rather large osprey nests on structures still well above water.  It too late in the season to see chicks but a few nests had what appeared to be family groups still around.  We paddled through the fleet and scraped frequently on iron bolts just below the surface.  We then paddled down to Wades bay stopping along the way to check the beaches for sharks teeth and stopped to eat lunch. Paddling was easy with partial cloud cover, moderate temps and a slight breeze.  The wake from passing boats provided a few moments of excitement at random intervals. In Wades bay we stopped for about an hour to hunt for fossil sharks teeth and found about 50.

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