Titaniccolor2When Titanic struck out across the Northern Atlantic to head for New York City, many of the passengers aboard were steaming toward a new life in America. The chance to find work, improve the lives of their children, and seek the kind of personal independence that may not have been possible in their homelands was well worth the price of a ticket for many, especially for the ship’s third-class passengers. However, life aboard Titanic was not always idyllic for those who traveled as steerage. When the ship struck an iceberg on the evening of April 14th, 1912, their struggle to survive was fraught with barriers that, sadly, were too large for many of them to overcome.  [click to continue…]

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titanicbowThe sinking of the RMS Titanic was one of the famous tragedies of the 20th century, and even after the passing of a century, the event, the lives lost, and the grandeur of the ship itself have not been forgotten. However, what is not as well known is what happened to many of the survivors of the sinking, whether they were first-class passengers, officers, or everyday people looking to start a new life in America. The stories of the Titanic survivors reflect how the sinking affected their lives, from tragedy to triumph, and how unexpected adversity can change the course of a single life.  [click to continue…]

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Jack_and_RosesternWhen Titanic premiered in theaters on December 19th, 1997, few knew of the legacy that would build behind it. It had all the earmarks of a successful film: an endearing love story, pulse-pounding action, and a hit theme song sung by Celine Dion, one of the most popular entertainers of the time. The film quickly grew into a blockbuster hit and garnered 11 Oscars for James Cameron and other members of the cast and crew. Now, twenty years later, this film continues to endure; however, it means different things to different people, and the many ways it touches its fans has only allowed its continuing legacy to grow.  [click to continue…]

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Titanicsinking When the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on the night of April 14th, 1912 and sank out of sight in the early hours of the following morning, only about 700 of the over 2,200 people on board made it to the ship’s lifeboats. Just over 1,500 passengers were killed from falls, other accidents related to the ship breaking up, and, most commonly, from succumbing to the sea’s frigid waters. While some bodies were recovered and buried in the Halifax Cemetery, Nova Scotia, many were never identified or lost, and their stories are some of the most heartbreaking aspects of Titanic’s tragic legacy.  [click to continue…]

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strausWhen the RMS Titanic sank into the freezing waters of the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m. on the morning of April 15th, 1912, dozens of tales of survival and tragedy were born. Some are well known, such as the cowardice of Bruce Ismay, who escaped the sinking ship he helped design and returned home in disgrace, to Ida and Isidor Straus, who refused to part with each other and chose to stay on board and face their last moments together. However, as that terrible night unfolded, there were others on Titanic who saved lives and offered comfort to those who were about to face the icy waters, and yet, these unsung heroes remain largely unrecognized in Titanic’s legacy. [click to continue…]

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Collecting Titanic: Tips for Building Your Collection

November 29, 2017

Ever since the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage on the night of April 14th, 1912 and sank with just over 1,500 souls still aboard her, people have been fascinated by the ship, its passengers, and its legacy. Tales of tragedy, bravery, and survival abound, and perhaps it is […]

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A Feast to Remember: Three Titanic-Inspired Thanksgiving Dishes for Your Table

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving is on its way, and if you want to bring some opulence to your table, looking to the past to inspire ideas for the present can result in some dishes your family and guests will never forget. Classic recipe ideas, such as those that are inspired by the menu of the great ocean liner […]

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Beyond the Bow: Three Surprising First-Class Amenities of the Titanic

November 15, 2017

Most people know the story of the RMS Titanic and how it and many of its passengers met a tragic end in the North Atlantic on the chilly morning of April 15th, 1912 after the grand ocean liner struck an iceberg. Many also know that Titanic was known for its opulence, but what truly made this amazing […]

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Titanic Hauntings: Ghosts of the Sea

October 31, 2017

On the clear, frigid morning of April 15th, 1912, the R.M.S. Titanic sank into the waters of the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg several hours earlier. Of the 2,208 souls aboard, only 709 would survive the sinking. Today, Titanic’s legacy lives on in both fact and myth, but some of the most chilling stories […]

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From Jack to Rose and Beyond: Titanic Halloween Costume Ideas

October 24, 2017

Halloween is fast approaching, and dressing up in fun and exciting costumes isn’t just for children anymore. In fact, reports show that adults are spending more than ever on lavish Halloween costumes, and that nearly half of them dress up each year. Whether it’s nostalgia, to satisfy the urge to cosplay, or to fuel the […]

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All Dogs on Deck: Forgotten Canine Passengers of the RMS Titanic

October 17, 2017

On April 10th, 1912, Titanic departed the docks of Southampton with 2,228 passengers and crew on board. While the names of many of the dead and a few survivors have become synonymous with the great ship, few know Titanic’s passenger list included twelve dogs that accompanied their owners on board for the journey to America. […]

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