Category Archives: Potomac River

Enjoy views of the Potomac at home with new virtual tour

It might be a little cold out to take a real cruise down the Potomac River, but a new virtual tour can remind you of the waterway’s beauties from your own home.

The Chesapeake Conservancy has released a virtual tour of the Potomac River comprising nearly a half-million 360-degree images taken from a pontoon boat operated by Richmond-based Terrain360.com.  Continue reading Enjoy views of the Potomac at home with new virtual tour

Chesapeake Conservancy’s Latest Virtual Tour Takes Viewers down the Potomac River

Terrain360’s Custom Pontoon Raft Fitted with Six-Camera Array Captured Images of Entire River

Today, Chesapeake Conservancy released a virtual tour of the Potomac River, including the north and south branches. As part of the John Smith Chesapeake Trail Riverview series, users can virtually travel down the Potomac from the perspective of a paddler with their computer, smartphone, or tablet, and also have access to a number of conveniences including geographic locations, historical information, and recreational amenities. Continue reading Chesapeake Conservancy’s Latest Virtual Tour Takes Viewers down the Potomac River

Virtual tour of Potomac River to be available online

ANNAPOLIS — The Chesapeake Conservancy based in Annapolis has deployed two custom boats, each equipped with six cameras to capture images along the South and North branches of the Potomac River down to Great Falls, Va.

Terrain360, based in Richmond, Va., built the custom watercrafts and will use the images to create a virtual tour called Potomac Riverview, which will bring the beauty of the nation’s river to anyone with an internet-connected device.

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Virtual Tour: Explore The Ghost Fleet Of Maryland’s Mallows Bay

Follow the Potomac River about forty miles south of the District and you’ll find more than 200 decrepit, wooden ships lurking around a bend.

The waters of an inlet called Mallows Bay hold one of the area’s most otherworldly scenes. Most of the vessels have been swaying in spot since just after World War I, slowly sprouting greenery from their decks and converging with the surroundings. Last month, President Barack Obama proposed making Mallows Bay and an 875-square mile portion of Lake Michigan the first new national marine sanctuaries in 15 years.
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‘Ghost fleet’ offers treasure trove of wildlife, history in the Potomac (Photos)

NANJEMOY, Md. — Hidden beneath the waters of the Potomac River are dozens of sunken ships known as a “ghost fleet” that sailed from the Revolutionary War to after World War I, and now, thanks to the Chesapeake Conservancy, the public can experience these underwater ships and the unique ecosystem that has grown around them from their desktops.
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