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Potomac

 

A river on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, emptying into Chesapeake Bay and forming a boundary between Virginia and Maryland.

 

II

 

(Ship: t. 356; dr. 14’)

 

The second Potomac was an old whaler purchased 1 November 1861 at Nantucket, R.I. to be used as a part of the “Stone Fleet”, a group of ships used to block the entrances to Confederate harbors. She was sunk for this purpose 9 January 1862.