Lb2The RMS Titanic sank in 1912, and there were only 705 survivors out of the 2208 that were on board. Once the survivors got back to America, they were questions that needed answering, the two inquiries who tried very hard to find out the truth about that horrible night that robbed over 1500 people of their lives. The shock of the disaster made it difficult for some witnesses to remember exactly what they saw. After all, the crossing was for pleasure, the fact the greatest ship in the world was sinking, was so unbelievable that people literally could not handle it. However, there was one person that was quite observant about everything that happened  was Lawrence Beesley, and his observations were in the book The Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic, but also a book Beesley wrote himself.  Beesley’s account in the Wreck and Sinking  book were quite fresh because the book came out a few months after the Titanic sank. [click to continue…]

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night45_robert_ballard2015 marks the 30th anniversary of when Dr. Robert Ballard found the RMS Titanic.  Ballard, and his team from Woods Hole Institute found the famous ship on September 1, 1985.  The documentary, Secrets of the Titanic  is a documentary that showcased the search for the famous ship. It took Dr. Ballard, and his associates, almost two months of non-stop searching to find the biggest ship in the world, and once they found her on that early morning, their lives changed forever. Seeing the Titanic, with all of her beauty long gone, touched all of their lives especially the man who found her.  [click to continue…]

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RobertBallardWhen the RMS Titanic went down in 1912, it did not take long for people to get over the initial shock, but then decide that the grand ship should be raised from the bottom of the ocean. There were all kinds of ideas, and some people really put a lot of thought into how to bring Titanic up from the ocean floor. However, there were two problems that presented itself, and people were really very creative about the solutions. The two biggest issues that people had to deal with was the fact that the Titanic was at least two miles down, and the fact the iceberg had cut a giant slice along her right side. However, despite a lot of really good ideas, it would take 73 years for her to be found on the bottom of the ocean. The man that found the great ship was named Dr. Robert Ballard, and if not for him, Titanic might not have ever been back in the spotlight again. [click to continue…]

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titanic-survivor- lawrence-beesley-bookWhen it comes to things like major disasters, it can be a hard subject to deal with when it comes to kids. Adults understand the reality of the situation, and the fact there may be deaths involved, but there is a point where it can be really hard to tell kids about them without scaring them. Kids can understand what death is, but not have the emotional attachment to it that adults to simply because they are too young to understand the concept. Adults understand their own mortality, but children do not, and this is why it can be hard to make them see that even children their own age can die under tragic circumstances. The sinking of the RMS Titanic was an event that changed the world forever, and trying to explain it in a way that is not horrific to children can be difficult. One way to make the Titanic disaster easier to take, is to explain the facts of the big ship to kids. [click to continue…]

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titanic-iceberg-2-red-paint-nasaOn April 14,1912, the world was shook to its very core when news reached New York City that something completely unthinkable had happened.  The news came in via telegraph that the biggest ship in the world, the unsinkable ship, the RMS Titanic had struck an iceberg, had sunk, and over 1500 out of 2200 passengers were now dead.  Everyone who heard the shocking news could only think of one thing: How could something so horrible have happened? How could something unsinkable, and made by the hand of man, now be gone?  Once the world settled down from the shock, there were a million questions, and one was, what happened to the iceberg that struck the Titanic? [click to continue…]

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A Titanic Movie Question – Could Jack and Rose Have Survived On the Floating Wood Panel?

November 19, 2014

The Titanic movie came out in 1997 and ever since then, there ha be been fans of Jack Dawson that have been quite outraged.  Millions of teenage girls have been flooding James Cameron with emails talking about how Rose was nothing but selfish because the two of them together could have actually climbed on floating […]

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Titanic Survivors Stories Part Two – Dorothy Gibson

November 16, 2014

When the RMS Titanic sank in 1912, there were only 705 people that actually survived the terrible tragedy, got rescued by the Carpathia, and eventually made it to New York City after a long dismal voyage at sea on the “Ship of Widows.” While some people were able to put the pieces back together of their […]

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Titanic Survivors Stories Part One – Dorothy Gibson

October 24, 2014

Back in 1912, the mighty unsinkable ship, the RMS Titanic was on its maiden voyage taking both the richest and poorest people in the world from England to New York City.  Four days into the maiden voyage, the worst thing in the world happened, and the Titanic brushed up against an iceberg, popped the metal […]

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Titanic Survivors Stories Part Two – Helen Churchill Candee

October 22, 2014

Helen Churchill Candee was on board the RMS Titanic on its one and only voyage. On the memorable night of April 14, 1912, the mighty Titanic rubbed its side along a massive iceberg, and the damage was severe enough that the ship was doomed to sink in a matter of hours. Though most of the […]

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Titanic Survivor Stories Part One – Helen Churchill Candee

October 12, 2014

Whether people are the survivors of a terrible disaster, like the sinking of the RMS Titanic, or some other disaster, it takes an incredible amount of courage to be able to face certain death, and then pick the pieces up of their life, in order to go on.  Once the 705 survivors of the RMS […]

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Titanic Survivors Story – Elsie Edith Bowerman

October 12, 2014

On April 15, 1912, the great ship, the RMS Titanic went down with over 1500 people still on deck.  Even though the ship went down in 1912, people still did not understand that they were in the 20th century.  The sinking of the RMS Titanic was such a shock that it sent ripples through the […]

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