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2013: As my mission wears on, i have come to realize that i am also capturing places that are quickly disappearing due to human action. In the tidal places sea level rise is drowning swamps and forests, in the highlands mountain top removal is choking the waters with pollutants, and everywhere else farm runoff is over fertilizing the water. I expect soon, so sadly, the only things left of these great beautiful places will be my pictures, a testimony to what was, and we forfeited. If i don't hurry, there wont be even a record of their existence. 2009: I am on a mission to document the mid Atlantic rivers, in the hope that it will help to promote the conservation and care of our fresh water resources and their recreational and ecological value. I also hope to document river access points, to show future paddlers where to access rivers, and what the places they are going to look like

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There are two islands at this spot. There an opening to the right side of Spyglass island which leads to what is left of what was the main channel of the river. The channel at first is very narrow and only open when the tide is in. The channel makes a turn around the long island and then becomes quite wide. it is very long and heads north to where the Mount Pleasant ferry use to be located. I use to keep my boat along this hidden tidal branch of the river. It's only about two foot deep at high tide, at low tide it becomes a mud flat with a tiny stream down the middle. The remains of some of the Chesapeake Flotilla may be under many feet of silt along that back channel.

The lake is called wide water, it is part of an ancient (and now abandoned) river channel of the Potomac. It is a beautiful place and you have really done an amazing job of capturing that beauty here.

Thanks for sharing it

MARR

Clarissa

Right you are, the picture is actually in the right spot, but i had mistakenly called the river sleepy creek instead of back creek. I will change name of picture(s) right away

Thanks for the heads up :)

MARR

This picture has been placed on the map at the confluence of Back Creek with the Potomac River. Sleepy Creek is further upstream.

This picture has been placed on the map at the confluence of Back Creek with the Potomac River. Sleepy Creek is further upstream.

This is picture has been placed on the map at the confluence of Back Creek with the Potomac River. Sleepy Creek is further upstream.

I believe this used to be the location of Marshall Hall Park, which was in operation in the 40's and 50's.. I remember coming down here with my parents on the Wilson Line boats that boarded on Main Ave in the District, stopped at Mt Vernon and continued across the river to Marshall Hall. After about an hour we would reboard, go back to Mt Vernon, then to D.C.

The stadium is actually RFK, not JFK.

beautiful spot, way to capture a serene cool day on the reservoir

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