Mothball Fleet

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Photo by Scott Haefner: Mothball Fleet

Row J of the “Mothball Fleet,” a collection of 70 Victory, cargo, rescue, transport and tanker ships rusting and decaying in Suisun Bay, 30-miles northeast of San Francisco. Most of the ships have been here for decades, leaching toxic substances into the water. Although a few have historic value (like the famous battleship USS Iowa), most are in line to be scrapped.

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