PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The remnants of a Russian submarine rest mere feet from shore in Rhode Island, a Cold War relic rusting away.
The submarine isn't a museum. It's not a draw for divers either. No one has touched its remains in about two years.
There are other places in the U.S. where submarines are close to shore, though most are part of museums. A World War II German submarine off Maryland's coast is a state historic shipwreck preserve.
After the Cold War, the sub in Rhode Island was sold and used as a restaurant and vodka bar and as a movie set before being turned into a floating museum.
It sank during a nor'easter in 2007 and was sold for scrap.
About 60 percent of the hull remains in the river.