Titanic_Deck_ChairOn April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic sank into the  black waters of the North Atlantic while only 705 survivors watched from tiny lifeboats. Within one hour after the Titanic went down, the RMS Carpathia showed up at the scene, and the survivors were taken on board to warm blankets, coffee, brandy, and the welcoming arms of the crew.  After a few hours at the scene, the Carpathia was ready to go, and around them was pieces of wreckage, the seven lifeboats the ship had no room for, plus deck chairs that were floating in the water. [click to continue…]

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LandscapAlmost 103 years ago, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg at 11:40 pm that Sunday night. The impact was so mild that very few people even felt it, and the ones that did basically ignored it and went back to sleep. However, the ship was mortally wounded, and it was only a matter of time before she sank into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic.  For those still in their cabins, the noise up on top of the boat deck began to lure them from their rooms, and that’s when they were told that something was wrong and they had to dress warm, get up on deck, and get into one of the 20 lifeboats that the grand ship contained.  When people get on deck, and saw those small white wooden lifeboats, some of them were cooperative, and some were not, but believe it not, these tiny crafts saved a lot of lives. [click to continue…]

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Sterling bookSince the RMS Titanic sank back in 1912, the ship herself has been the subject for literally hundreds of books. While most of the books are historical non-fiction books that retell her tragic tale in any number of different ways, or the books offer wild theory and offer historical fact as proof, there are some rare gems out there that are actually fictional books about the doomed liner. One of the best books out there is Cive Cussler’s Raise the Titanic, and anyone that has ever read it will claim that there are no other fictional Titanic books out there that come close to perfection as Cussler’s novel does. However, that is not the case because there is at least one other book that is just as excellent, and that is, Something’s Alive On the Titanic  by the late Robert Sterling. [click to continue…]

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titanic-new-movie-soundtrackThe movie Titanic came out in 1997, but even though it has been 18 years, the movie is touched so many people that they are still talking it it even today. One of the biggest issues that fans still have with the movie is the death of Jack Dawson, and many fans have even come up with theories that show how he could not have possibly died in the icy waters of the North Atlantic.  While some of you out there may be reading this and thinking that these fans have way too much time on their hands, some of the theories they have come up with are actually quite interesting! Here are some fan theories about the 1997 movie directed by James Cameron, Titanic.  [click to continue…]

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TitanicfilmsAs a Titanic historian, I have seen every single movie, and documentary, that has ever been made about the RMS Titanic. Naturally, some of those movies have been fantastic, but there have been some that were not so great.  For those of you that are interested in movies about the Titanic, here is a list of the movies I would recommend. However, please keep in mind that some of these movies were made before the Titanic was found in 1985, so they are not necessarily accurate! (The movies are not in any particular order) [click to continue…]

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Titanic Grand Staircase Cherub Goes On Display

February 24, 2015

On the night of April 15th, 1912, the great ship, the RMS Titanic sank beneath the freezing waves of the North Atlantic. As the ship went sank further and further down, the water slowly broke into different parts of the ship and flooded her. However, for the longest time as she sank, her passengers remained blindly […]

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Family Guy Cartoon Takes On the Titanic Sinking

February 12, 2015

The Titanic has been portrayed dozens of times in movie, whether it is in movies, television, or even cartoon form. However, before the Titanic was found in 1985, it was quite common for anything about the big magnificent ship to be wrong, and those that devote their lives to the study of Titanic were used to the fact […]

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Wreck & Sinking of the Titanic – Book Review

February 8, 2015

Back in 1912, the world was a very different place. Even though it was the 12th year of the 20th century, there was still of naivety that made it still seem like the 1800s. Mankind was changing, and things like automobiles were starting to be produced, and things were beginning to prosper like never before. […]

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Wreck & Sinking of Titanic – Last Man Who Left – Archibald Gracie

February 8, 2015

Back in 1912, a man named Archibald Gracie boarded the RMS Titanic. He was an older man, who always kept in great shape, and he enjoyed the amenities that the big ship provided. When disaster struck, Archibald Gracie was one of the first men up on deck to help out with assisting with helping everyone to keep […]

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Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic – Eyewitness Report- Lawrence Beesley

January 25, 2015

The 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. […]

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Finding the Titanic – Dr. Robert Ballard’s Epic Journey Part Two

January 24, 2015

2015 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 […]

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