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Baikal Lake’s vessel graveyard

Posted on February 15, 2010 by


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A calm area on the Baikal Lake, not far from a port of the same name, keeps a secret of the ships laid up. This place is called “the graveyard” among residents. The majority of ships rusting here are towboats and barges having served for delivering construction materials, soil, timber and fuel for the purposes of the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline.

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14 responses to “Baikal Lake’s vessel graveyard”

  1. tGg says:

    Could someone please translate the entries in the book in the last picture?

    • kottus says:

      Well, I don’t know exact words in English, but something like this:
      “Wednesday, 17th of october 1981. Vessel is on route from Kultuk to Kurma (? not very clear) with 516 tons of gasoline onboard”.
      There are also several notes about route below, but only fragemnts.

  2. kottus says:

    Regarding Baikal’s vessels, I made several photos 3 years ago. You can see them here: http://fotki.yandex.ru/users/kottus/album/5825/

  3. Mihai says:

    Too bad that on the worl’s deepest lake are abandoned ships.. which worth alot since the steel is so expensive these days..

  4. K says:

    Anybody knows what the blue and red crosses mean on the 15th picture?

  5. BigMike says:

    Is there any place in Russia that isn’t a garbage dump?

  6. Johannos says:

    500 dollar for the lifeboat!

    Haha, I would love an old lifeboat.

    Nice post.

  7. Jacques Leclerc says:

    So many things past out in Russia….except the girls.
    But so many vestiges…

  8. Mr.Black says:

    Not really, it costs to much too cut it up and transport it to a foundry. A lot of work for old deteriorated metal.

  9. Erik says:

    abandoned stuff fascinates me!

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