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Estonia, Tallinn, Estonian maritime museum

The Estonian maritime museum is located on two sites. Part of the collection is on display in Thick Margareta, a tower in the city wall encircling the old town, while the rest can be found in Lennusadam (an old water plane hangar). Both sites are a walking distance apart. This museum does not really offer much in diving history, but a few very interesting artifacts can be found in Thick Margareta. These alone warrant a visit.

This exciting atmospheric diving suit remains a mystery. To our knowledge, it has never been dived with.
A russian three bolt divers helmet, an air pump/compressor with three cylinders (no box), and a two-cylinder pump possibly of french Denayrouze-Rouyauquaroll design but manufactured in Russia.
On the wall there is a painting of m/s Estonia sinking and taking with it 852 of its 989 passengers and crew. Only two paintings exist of m/s Estonia. The other one depicts floating life vests on a stormy sea only, no people, no ship. It was painted by coastguard who participated in the desperate rescue attempts.

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