NYtimespaperWhen Titanic sank in the early morning hours of April 15th, 1912, it birthed many mysteries and theories that still survive to this day. From the question of how Captain Smith spent his final moments on board to the identity of Titanic’s Unknown Child, (solved 99 years later,) many fascinating stories abound. However, one of the most compelling is that of Helen Kramer, a woman who came forward 28 years after the sinking to claim that she was really Helen Loraine Allison, the only first-class child to die when Titanic sank out from under her family. [click to continue…]

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UnknownChildGraveWhen the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg on the night of April 14th, 1912 and sank into the freezing waters of the North Atlantic less than three hours later, just over 800 of the 1300 passengers on board would never again see the light of day. While this was a tragedy in itself, what struck home for many at the time was that 56 of the dead were children under the age of fourteen. While most of the children were forever lost, there was one little lad that captured the hearts of those who recovered his remains, and the Unknown Child, as he was named, would create a captivating mystery that endured long after the sinking. [click to continue…]

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edward-smith-pictureWhen Titanic sank into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in the wee hours of April 15th, 1912, the answers to many questions vanished with her. Those who were left behind to mourn their dead and, in some cases, without having remains to lay to rest, did so without answers from The White Star Line. Among the lost was Titanic’s captain, Edward James Smith, a man who might have been able to provide answers to those looking for them. However, Smith’s last days and in particular his final moments aboard Titanic remain shrouded in myth and mystery, from how he dealt with the evacuation of the ship to where and how he died.  [click to continue…]

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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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Titanic Turns 20: Why We’ve Never Let Go of Jack, Rose, & the Story of the RMS Titanic

December 23, 2017

When 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 […]

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Voices from the Sea: Titanic’s Lost Souls

December 16, 2017

 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, […]

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3 Unsung Heroes of the Titanic Sinking

December 9, 2017

When 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 […]

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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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