Mallows Bay - Potomac River Terrain360 Map Collection

Mallows Bay -The Chesapeake's First Ever National Marine Sanctuary

Mallows Bay - Potomac River is a NOAA National Marine Sanctuary. As a core partner in the nomination process, the Chesapeake Conservancy is thrilled that Mallows Bay is the first to become a National Marine Sanctuary (NMS) designated in more than 20 years and the first ever in the Chesapeake. We are pleased to bring you this virtual tour of Mallows Bay which boasts the largest collection of historic shipwrecks in the Western Hemisphere. Its "ghost fleet" includes over 100 wooden steamships built for the U.S. Emergency Fleet during World War I, an effort that propelled America to the forefront of shipbuilding, as well as many other wrecks from Revolutionary times through the 1900s. These wrecks support diverse ecosystems that are teeming with marine life, attracting recreational fishing and ecotourists to the area.

Mallows Bay (2.22 mi)

38.477784, -77.272081
Mallows Bay scene image looking forward

The Accomac (0.18 mi)

38.46885, -77.268795
The Accomac scene image looking forward

Explore the Map

Click on any line in the map to explore the location in street view.

The Accomac

As one paddles closer to Mallows bay, the rusty bow of an old ferry, the Accomac, breaches the water.

Making the world a better place

Conservation Partner

Chesapeake Conservancy 
Jody Couser
716 Giddings Avenue Suite 42 
Annapolis, MD 21401
(443) 321 3610