The wreck sites of 𝘔𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘢𝘣𝘦𝘦, 𝘋𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘢, and an unidentified vessel, are known as the “Three Sisters.” The ships sit near the shore and up against a bluff. This site also sits the furthest of all of the Ghost Fleet from the open water. Each ship is covered in lush plant life, such as common marsh plants like marsh tickseed and cardinal flower. The unidentified ship is known to have an active beaver lodge, which shows how these ships have turned into a vital part of the local ecology. The ships now provide sanctuary to mammals, birds, and other animals, as well as different kinds of plants, allowing nature to thrive.
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).