Moosabee, Dertona, and an unidentified vessel make up a location that is often referred to as the “Three Sisters.” These sites are located close to the shore, up against the bluff, and are furthest away from the open water. Each vessel contains substantial vegetation, with documented observations of common marsh plants like Marsh tickseed and Cardinal flower. The unidentified vessel is known to house an active beaver lodge, demonstrating how these ships have become an important part of the local ecology. These vessels now provide sanctuary to mammals, birds, and other animals, as well as different vegetation, allowing for nature to be on true display.
Photo contest submission of a beaver found at the Three Sisters wreck (Courtesy of Michele Perrie).
The Moosabee (Courtesy of Duke University).
A birds eye view of the Three Sisters (Courtesy of Duke University).
Marsh tickseed (Matt McIntosh/NOAA).
Cardinal flower (Matt McIntosh/NOAA).