ismayWhenever there is a disaster, everyone is always on the lookout for someone to blame. People have lost their lives, and they weren’t supposed to, so someone has to take the fall when tragedy strikes. Whether the person that gets the blame or not truly deserves it does not matter, the public is going to demand someone pay for the loss of lives. Back in 1912, when the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic, the public was so outraged that they demanded to know who was to blame for the death of over 1500 people. While the Chairman of the White Star Line, J. Bruce Ismay, who had survived the disaster, was the one everyone pointed the finger at, the fact is he was officially exonerated for what had happened. However,  the life of Bruce Ismay would never be the same, and he was rarely seen in public again. [click to continue…]

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PirrieandIsmayThe RMS Titanic was the dream of a man named Joseph Bruce Ismay, also known as J. Bruce Ismay. Ismay and a man named Lord William James Pirrie, who ran the shipyard Harland and Wolff. One night, after they had dinner together, the two men poured drinks, lit cigars, and had a talk about the future of not only the shipyard, but of Ismay’s company, the White Star Line. Together, the two men came up with three magnificent shops, the RMS Olympic, RMS Titanic, and the RMS Gigantic, which was later renamed Brittanic. However, what Bruce Ismay did not know that fateful night, was that the second of the three ships, the RMS Titanic, would sink, and it not only changed the world, but Ismay’s as well, forever.  [click to continue…]

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savedfromtitanicposterThe movie industry has changed a lot since the RMS Titanic went down in 1912. These days, a movie can take a month or two to film, then up to another six months of editing, sound, and special effects. However, back in 1912, movies were put out in a matter of weeks, and a great example of that is a movie that came out four weeks, and one day, after the Titanic sank. What made Saved from the Titanic  such a special movie was the fact it was the very first one that ever came out about the disaster, and it also starred one of the Titanic’s 705 survivors. The name of this survivor was Dorothy Gibson, and not only did she survive the sinking of the world’s biggest and most luxurious ship, but she was also a young actress that had starred in a few movies and had some modeling more climbing on board the ship that would change history. [click to continue…]

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bf2Since the RMS Titanic sank in 1912, movie makers have been trying to capture that terrible night on film. One of the most important, and historically accurate films about Titanic to come out was A Night to Remember. Released in 1958, the movie was based on Walter Lord’s best selling book by the same name, and starred Kenneth Moore. However, there was one famous actor who also starred in it, and even uttered the infamous phrase, “iceberg, right ahead!” Who is this famous actor? The name of this actor, who passed away at the age of 89 on December 14, 2016, was Bernard Fox. [click to continue…]

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kmOn the night of April 14th, 1912, a large ship named the RMS Titanic was sailing across the North Atlantic heading for New York City. The first four days of the voyage were absolutely perfect, in fact, too good according to the passengers aboard her. The Titanic boasted the best of everything including accommodations and food, and every class of passengers was enjoying tastes of the good life, but it would not last. A large iceberg, which reportedly came from either Iceland or Greenland, was drifting along the Labrador current, and right into the North Atlantic shipping lanes. Though Titanic had been warned repeatedly of the ice fields and icebergs heading for her path, the ship sailed on at full speed. At 11:40, the Titanic would meet a large iceberg head on, and although the bride officers tried to avoid it, the metal hull plates were popped open, by the impact, and sea water came bursting in. Within a two hour and 40 minute time frame, the supposedly unsinkable ship ended up at the bottom of the North Atlantic with over 1500 of her passengers. The disaster was so traumatic that the world would never be the same, and memorials and plaques were put up all around the world so that no one would ever forget her name or her story.  One particular plaque that was put up in Southampton, where Titanic sailed from, ended up stolen, but that was actually not the case at all. [click to continue…]

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Letter Written By Charles Lightoller Up for Auction

November 30, 2016

On the night of April 14th, 1912, a man by the name of Charles Herbert Lightoller was standing on the bridge of the RMS Titanic. Lightoller was on board the Titanic as er second officer, a slit demotion for him, but he was just happy to be aboard the largest ship yet launched. Though despite his status as […]

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Titanic Conspiracy Theory: Did JP Morgan Cause the Sinking?

November 30, 2016

Back in 1912, the shipping line the White Star Line was bought out by an American named John Pierpont Morgan.  Also known as JP, Morgan was a business man that had a lot of companies all over the United States, and then began to branch out. Morgan decided to venture into the shipping business, and bout a […]

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Amazing Titanic Pictures – Part Three

October 31, 2016

The art of photography has been around since the 1800′s. For over 200 years, people have used photographs to capture moments in their lives that are important such as the birth of a child, or recording how their child has grown from a baby all the way to when they leave the home. However, photographs […]

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Amazing Titanic Pictures – Part Two

October 31, 2016

There is an old saying that a picture can be worth one thousand words. While this old saying is true, there are some pictures that can inspire way more than one thousand worlds or way less, depending on the subject of the image. One of the biggest disasters of the 20th century involves a ship […]

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Amazing Titanic Pictures – Part One

October 31, 2016

The RMS Titanic was one of three sister ships that was the brain child of two men named Lord Pirrie and Joseph Bruce Ismay.  The two men were both very powerful, and one night over dinner and cocktails, the two of them concocted a way for the White Star Line to rule the ocean. Pirrie and Ismay […]

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Bacteria Will Destroy Titanic By 2030

September 30, 2016

Back in 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England. On board the ship, which at the time was the biggest in the world, there were over 2228 people, but on the fourth day of the voyage the ship struck an iceberg and sank killing over 1500 of the passengers and crew.  The Titanic was one of the […]

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