THGImage4From the news of its construction to the launch of its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912, the great ship Titanic was a marvel of its age. Its opulent first-class amenities were the stuff dreams were made of, and its sheer size amazed every passenger who boarded her. Titanic’s sinking and the deaths of over 1,500 passengers and crew in the early morning hours of April 15th shocked the world; however, unlike other tragedies of the time, Titanic has never faded from the collective consciousness of the world. It continues to endure, and the reasons why are as compelling as they are surprising.  [click to continue…]

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titanicbowWhen Titanic struck an iceberg late in the evening of April 14th, 1912 and sank into the icy North Atlantic waters just a few short hours later, it became one of the most sensationalized maritime tragedies in history. However, while much is known about the sinking and the tragic deaths of over 1,500 passengers and crew who lost their lives that night, what is less often discussed are the events that took place after the sinking. One such event, the American Titanic inquest, shed light on the events that happened that evening out at sea, who might have been responsible, and eventually paved the way for new maritime practices that strove to prevent another tragedy like Titanic from ever happening again.  [click to continue…]

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Many famous legends and stories of bravery have risen from the sinking of Titanic, but some have stood the test of time because they capture the imaginations of those who read about them. From fearless Molly Brown to wireless operator Harold Bride, who relayed the ship’s S.O.S. message until he could do nothing else but give his life for the passengers, the sinking turned a few everyday people into heroes. However, there are few tales as heartbreaking and memorable as that of Wallace Hartley, the ship’s violinist, and how his final moments of bravery gave the ship’s passengers comfort as they fought for survival or faced certain death. [click to continue…]

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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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Captain Edward James Smith: The Myth & Mystery of His Final Days

January 26, 2018

When 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 […]

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Life Below the Waterline: The Third-Class Passengers of Titanic

January 19, 2018

When 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 […]

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After Titanic: 3 Amazing Survivors’ Stories

January 12, 2018

The 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 […]

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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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