Image: Viktor Lyagushkin
Sail rigging fragments of the America
Officials arranged for the America’s purchase from the United States for £10,000 ($15,523). The amount is reckoned to have been more than the ship was worth, so it’s not overly surprising that the Americans agreed, and it was delivered the following year. Here, archaeologist Igor Galayda examines a section of the once-prized vessel’s sail rigging.