The Adriatic’s Treasure
The Lina is one of the best-preserved shipwrecks in the Adriatic Sea. Built by the British in 1879, the ship was used to transport oil and wine from Italy. Then in 1914 it was sailing in a bad night storm, complete with a heavy fog, and it lost its course. It crashed into the rocky coast of Croatia and sank. Today divers enjoy swimming through its decaying cabins, viewing the marine life, which includes swarms of black-tail beams, salemas, and band-tail chromises. There is also an extremely large eel called a conger that has been living in the ruins for many years.