james-cameronNo one who experienced the sinking of Titanic could ever have guessed how the fate of the great ship, which struck an iceberg on April 14th and sank in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic on April 15th, 1912, would endure for over a century. Today, millions of people are still fascinated with Titanic, her crew, and the people who fought for their lives on that frigid evening. Titanic artifacts are still a hot commodity; however, some of them are in danger of being lost or separated forever, and this has sparked a bidding war between the Titanic movie director James Cameron, a struggling artifacts company, private bidders, and a group of museums that hope to keep the amazing collection together. [click to continue…]

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BobballardWhen Titanic vanished beneath the waves of the Northern Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of April 15, 1912, it would remain far below the depths for nearly 75 years, untouched and unseen. For decades, a lack of seafaring and ship salvage technology would keep Titanic hidden from sight. However, that all changed in the early 1980′s, when maritime archaeologist Robert Ballard began to develop technology that would allow him and his team to search the area where the great ship sank. When Ballard discovered the wreck of Titanic in 1985, the find shocked the world and rocked the maritime community; however, few knew the real reason for the expedition, or what lay at the heart of his mission.  [click to continue…]

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GracieMost people know the story of Titanic: the majestic ocean liner that sank into the depths of the North Atlantic on her maiden voyage from Belfast to New York. However, what some may not know is that the ship carried high-ranking military men who had impressive careers and a long military pedigree. While their names might be known in passing, recognizing their service and remembering them as more as Titanic passengers honors their memory and the sacrifices they made. While some people connect Titanic with British passengers and crew, many were American and came from families that had a rich military history. One such man on board was Colonel Archibald Gracie IV.  [click to continue…]

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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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For Those in Peril on the Sea: The Story of Titanic Violinist Wallace Hartley

February 25, 2018

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 […]

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Titanic’s Anastasia: Who Was Helen Kramer?

February 17, 2018

When 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 […]

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When the Bough Breaks: The Mystery of Titanic’s Unknown Child

February 10, 2018

When 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 […]

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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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