Wreck of czarist-era ship found

  • 2003-08-31
  • Steve Roman
TALLINN - Estonian maritime researchers have located the wreck of the Rusalka, an ironclad warship that sank en route from Tallinn to Helsinki in 1893, approximately 30 kilometers south of Helsinki, closing the final chapter in one of Estonia's best-known naval legends.Marine archeologists working aboard the research vessel Mare located the wreck on July 22 and, based on video footage taken by its divers, were able to positively identify it as the Rusalka two days later."It was exciting, of course, it was very exciting," said Vello Mass, captain of the Mare and leader of the Estonian Marit...
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