A Kayaker Found And Explored A 110-Year-Old Ship That Was Decaying In The Ohio River

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The setting for this dangerous adventure is the Black Sea – a vast body of inland water bounded by six countries in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. Specifically, the wreck occupies a space off the coast of Romania, close to the village of Costinesti – one of several Communist-era resorts that fringe the shores all the way from Bulgaria up to the Danube Delta.

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The explorer, whose name was not disclosed by Jukin Media, appeared to be a young man equipped with nothing more than a kayak, a paddle and a video camera. After casually paddling up to the wreck, he steered himself towards the jagged hole in its side. Slowly, carefully, he glided in.

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Encrusted with algae and rust, the interior of the ship was dark, eerie and hopelessly dilapidated. Its vault-like engine room was filled with enormous gears and pistons. Large girders supported the structure like a behemoth ribcage. Moreover, through the torn and pock-marked walls, beams of sunlight illuminated the space unevenly.

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