The Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary: The Ghost Fleet and Beyond

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Thursday February 4

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021 
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture 
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

  • Our Nation's newest National Marine Sanctuary, which encompasses more than 100 vessels constructed by the civilian U.S. Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corp. during WWI.
  • Discuss the importance of the area to the First Nation’s peoples, the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, WWI and WWII, and the Great Depression. Review history of Mallows Bay commercial fishing through the centuries.
  • Uncover the many reasons to visit this peaceful enclave just 30 miles south of the nation’s capital, including excellent fishing and birdwatching.

Presenter: Dr. Susan Langley | Maryland State Underwater Archaeologist

Registration Required.

  • Upon registration, you will receive two emails: one confirmation email with your receipt and the link to join the Zoom lecture and one e-ticket email.
  • If you are registering as a member, please use the coupon code provided by AMM.

Cost: $10 General Admission; FREE for AMM Members First Mate and above ($100).

This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Mallory Mlynarek at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website. 

About the Presenter: Susan Langley lectures internationally on a broad range of subjects including maritime archaeology, textile technology, piracy, and the archaeology and present practices of bees and beekeeping around the world. Although her “day-job” is Maryland’s State Underwater Archaeologist directing the Maryland Maritime Archaeology Program for more than 26 years, she was also the beekeeper for a hive at Government House for almost 10 years. Dr. Langley is an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities, where she teaches underwater archaeology and the history and anthropology of piracy. She also taught maritime archaeology in Thailand for several years for the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO, part of UNESCO). She is a Master SCUBA diver instructor, judges Maryland’s History Day competition, and lectures and leads trips for Zegrahm Expeditions.