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Vast fleet of ghost ships moving east just 40 miles from Washington DC (15 Photos)

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2. World War I.

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The history of vessels in the Mallows Bay dates back to World War I, April of 1917 when President Woodrow Wilson ordered 1,000 300-ft long steamboats to be built in only 18 months. This was not only the greatest shipbuilding program in history but probably the most expensive too, as each ship would cost a taxpayer almost one million dollars.

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