edward-smith-pictureOn April 10th, 1912, Captain Edward J. Smith was at the helm of what was considered to be the biggest, most luxurious, and safest ship in the world, when she slowly made her way from her dock in Southampton out to open sea.  At the time, Captain Smith had a reputation for being the best captain in the world, and White Star Line was paying him a lot of money as their premiere captain, so take out its vessels such as the RMS Olympic, and now her sister, the RMS Titanic.  Because of modifications made when Titanic was still in dry dock, she was a little bit bigger than Olympic, but size did not matter because the greatest captain was in control of her. Edward J. Smith became even more famous on April 15, 1912, when his ship Titanic ignored ice warnings, and was side swiped by an iceberg.  However, despite the notoriety he got from Titanic’s both triumph and tragedy, just who was the man that had earned himself a reputation for being the greatest captain to sail the seas? [click to continue…]

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titanic-aftermath-of-sinkingOn this day, exactly 102 years ago, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg. The ship was known to be the world’s biggest and most luxurious ship, and there was so much hype about it, that the passengers could not wait to climb on board. The Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable, and there was even a magazine article from a popular magazine called Shipbuilder that even said in print that the RMS Titanic was practically an unsinkable ship. There were many safety features that made the Titanic state-of-the-art compared to most ships, and she had things like a double bottom and water tight compartments that were also not present on other passenger ships. [click to continue…]

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Titanic-new-movie-posterIn a few days, the RMS Titanic would have sunk exactly 102 years ago. One of the biggest movies in the world is all about the Titanic, her passengers, and two young kids who met and fell in love despite the terrible odds against it. The best way to describe the Titanic 1997 movie is to call it a Romeo and Juliet type movie that ended just as tragically. While 1997 was 17 years ago, there are still legion of fans that watch the movie religiously, and for those people that have not seen it, they have really no idea why the fans still love the movie. [click to continue…]

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Titanic-jewelry-exhibit-2On April 10, 1912, the 319 First Class passengers that went on board the RMS Titanic took a lot of things with them when they decided to go across the big ocean on the Titanic. Among the things they packed, like their clothing, shoes, and person toiletry items, many of them had very expensive jewelry that they packed especially for the fancy parties that would take place during the voyage.   When the Titanic began to sink, the last thing that people had on their minds was retrieving their fancy jewelry, although some of the First Class women did try and get it back, a lot of fancy expensive jewelry went down with the ship. [click to continue…]

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titanic-drawing-scene-rose-drawingIn 1997, the James Cameron movie Titanic came out. There had been a lot of hype surrounding the movie, and finally after more than one delay, the movie was finally released. The movie starred Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, and was an instant box-office success. The majority of the movie was carried by Kate Winslet, and one of the most memorable scenes in the movie is when her character Rose DeWitt Bukater wants to have her picture drawn in the nude wearing only a very expensive piece of jewelry. [click to continue…]

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Why Did the Titanic Sink? A Simple Question with a Complicated Answer

April 3, 2014

Almost 102 years ago, on April 10th, 1912, a ship that was almost 900 feet long, left Southampton, England, and headed for New York City. The name of this ship was the RMS Titanic, and she was already going down in history just by her design and “unsinkable” reputation.  However, within four days, the Titanic […]

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Titanic Survivors Stories – Letter from Rose Amélie Icard Makes Headlines

March 28, 2014

The handwritten letter penned by a then-83 year old woman nine years before her death in 1964. The letter is owned by a US Marine named Mike Delgado, who first caught Titanic fever at the age of 13 when his father took him to a Titanic exhibit. Delgado bought the letter in 2012 at a […]

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Inside the Titanic – Ghosts of the Abyss Review

March 26, 2014

When James Cameron filmed his blockbuster Titanic in 1997, he went down to the actual Titanic wreck site because he wanted to include the actual grand old lady in his movie. While the ocean at 12,000 feet down definitely presented a challenge, Cameron was able to incorporate actual Titanic footage into his amazing movie about […]

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Titanic Sinking Video – The Sinking Recreated With CGI

March 22, 2014

In 1912, when the RMS Titanic sank beneath the still waters of the North Atlantic, there were 705 people safe and sound in 19 lifeboats watching everything happen.  When the Titanic inquiries took place in both America and England, some of the survivors had to testify as to what they saw, but no two accounts […]

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Titanic the Musical – A Great Show is Back on Broadway

March 19, 2014

In 1997, after Titanic came out, the world caught Titanic fever because the movie was such a huge success and was on the top of the box office for a record number of weeks, which was 14. No other movie in history has ever been at the top of the box office for 14 straight […]

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Titanic Drawing Scene – Interesting Facts From the Titanic Movie

March 15, 2014

The Titanic movie is still the second biggest movie of all time, and one of the most famous scenes from that movie has to be the infamous drawing scene in which Rose Dawson is naked, and asks Jack Dawson to please draw her wearing an incredibly large ocean-blue diamond on a jeweled chain.  Some people […]

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