Ghost Ship – Home & Design Magazine

A sequence of 16 new Eternally stamps honors the Nationwide Marine Sanctuary System. They depict coral reefs, fish, otters, seabirds—and, memorably, the skeleton of a derelict ship. It rises out of Mallows Bay, throughout from Quantico on the Maryland facet of the Potomac River. The haunting picture was captured by native photographer/fisherman Peter Turcik (above, on Little Blackwater River). He discovered about greater than 100 such decaying vessels, scuttled throughout World Struggle I, whereas on project for the Chesapeake Conservancy.

Finally, the ships—dubbed the Ghost Fleet—advanced into synthetic reefs that shield fish, birds, turtles and different species. And in 2019, the previous ships’ graveyard was designated a nationwide marine sanctuary.

When capturing his photograph of Mallows Bay, “I laid down flat in my kayak to get near the water,” Turcik remembers. “The angle made the ship look fairly tall and proud.”

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