On the night of April 14, 1912, a young man named Robert Hitchens was on the bridge steering the gigantic ship. At 1140, there was the sound of three bells, and suddenly the bridge on the phone started to ring. The call was from the crow’s nest, it was answered, and what was said was quickly passed onto the man in charge of the bridge at that moment, First Officer William Murdoch. Murdoch saw what the fuss was all about, an iceberg right in the path of the Titanic, and he took action. Hitchens was told to turn the wheel, and he did, but it was too late. In under three hours, the Titanic would be on the bottom of the ocean. However, Robert Hitchens was placed in charge of lifeboat number 6, and he wasn’t alone. One of the women in that boat was the famous Margaret “Molly” Brown, but another woman would be too, and she became very important in the movement for women to get the right to vote. The name of this woman was Elsie Edith Bowerman. [click to continue…]
As a teenager, Ken Marschall dazzled the world when he created his first paintings of the RMS Titanic, back in 1967. However, since that time, Marschall has created a reputation as the best Titanic artist in the world. Marschall is so talented as an artist, he has written books, and even worked in Hollywood where he put his artists’s skills to the test in famous movies. One of the most famous directors in the world, James Cameron, used the artwork of Ken Marschall when he pitched his blockbuster movie Titanic to the studios, and his goal was to bring Marschall’s amazing paintings to life on the big screen. This was just the beginning of the relationship that the two men formed, and it would be one that would change their lives, and take them 12 thousand feet underwater. [click to continue…]
There are some people in the world that have a talent that was truly heaven-sent. For some, it is the ability to play music, while others seem to have a very natural ability when it comes to athletics. However, there are those who can pick up a paintbrush, or a lump of clay, and create the most beautiful, and breathtaking, works of art that astonish the world. When it comes to works of amazing art, Ken Marschall is one of those people. Ken Marschall is probably the most famous artists in the world, and the subject of his paintings is one that the world continues to talk about to this day. Just what is the subject this artist has painted more often than anyone else? The legendary ship, the RMS Titanic. [click to continue…]
Back in 1912, a ship was launched called the RMS Titanic. At the time, the world was a very difference place, and things did not happen on the scale they do now. These days, all one has to do is turn on the television, and the news talks about all the things that have happened including tragedies were planes have crashed, buildings have collapsed, and yes, even ships that have run aground and sank. However, back in 1912, such disasters were uncommon. As mentioned in th previous article, the movie Titanic, that came out in 1997, inspired people to come up with idea for how to raise the Titanic, but some of these ideas actually date back to 1912, when the ship first sank. Here is a list of the other 5 interesting ways that people have come up with in order to bring the most famous ship in the world back to the surface. [click to continue…]
On the 19th of December back in 1997, a movie came out that changed the world. Exactly 18 years ago, a movie called Titanic came out and basically turned the world on its ear. Directed by James Cameron, and starring Kate Winslet, and Leonardo DiCaprio, the movie showed the world the story about tragic love aboard a doomed ship. Not only did the movie show the world just how talented James Cameron was as a writer and director, but also reminded the world of a tragic ship that was only sailed for four days. The movie shattered every box office record there was, and for 12 years, dominated as the number one movie ever. The world caught Titanic fever, and has had it ever since. However, one question that emerged from watching the Titanic movie was, will the ship herself ever be raised? A much debated subject, many people have put forth suggestions that are both interesting, and unusual. Here are 10 ways that people have come up with for how to raise the Titanic from the bottom of the ocean.
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