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Google Earth: Surprising finds in satellite photography

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In a bay on the Potomac River south of Washington, a fleet of abandoned ships decays under water. The ships are mostly made of wood and were hastily constructed beginning in 1917, intended to be part of the war effort. Several problems prohibited the ships from ever crossing the Atlantic, and salvage rights were eventually sold. Most of the ships ended up in Mallows Bay.

PHOTO: Google/DigitalGlobe/GeoEye

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