Pieces of Eight and a Green Toothbrush: Buried Treasure of the Baltic

  • 2007-10-30
Meri annab, meri võtab (The sea giveth and the sea taketh away) Today the sea brings a stringer, a joist-like structure which supports a ship’s decking. It is knee deep in water and half buried in sand, not more than ten paces from shore. We remove our clothing, get on our knees, and begin carefully carving out sand from around it. It is seventeen meters long, waterlogged, and cannot be lifted. The cold Baltic water splashes our bodies and washes sand back into the trenches we’ve dug. Two steps forward, one step back. Jaanus Nõgisto brings a rope, and we tunnel under each tip and secu...
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