These two unidentified ships are called flower pots wrecks because of the thick flowering plants and shrubs that cover them. When the ships were placed in Mallows Bay, rocks were put in their hulls to keep them from moving. Over time, the rocks collected sediment and soon seeds began turning them into artificial islands. On one of the ships, a cable is trapped in an overgrown donkey engine from a long-gone marine railway.
The two unidentified shipwrecks known as the Flower Pot Wrecks. (Photo: Kevin Olson)
Flower Pot Wrecks from above. (Duke University/NOAA)