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Titanic Turns 107 Years – An Anniversary to Remember

April 30, 2019

On April 14th 1912, the biggest ship in the world, the RMS Titanic, set sail from Southampton, England.  The decks were lined with over 2200 people waving to the gathered crowd. who were all there to see this historical event. The RMS Titanic had gotten a ton of press from the moment her keel was laid, and […]

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Titanic Relics To Be Exhibited and Auctioned Off By Private Collector

March 31, 2019

Missouri has long been a mecca for Titanic historians, both amateur and expert. The famous museum there features artifacts, special exhibits and a variety of original information about the ill-fated ocean liner, which struck an iceberg and sank in the early-morning hours of April 15th, 1912. Now there is a new Titanic exhibit less than […]

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Titanic Replica in China Nears Completion: What Does Its Future Hold?

February 28, 2019

Those who have always dreamed of boarding Titanic will soon get their chance, or at least a closely-replicated experience of it. A replica of the ship, which has been under construction in China since 2016, is finally starting to take shape. However, unlike the Titanic replica being funded under Australian businessman and politician Clive Palmer, […]

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Should James Cameron’s Titanic Follow the Movie Reboot Trend?

January 31, 2019

The winter of 1996 saw the premiere of a film that would forever change the way Hollywood framed historical events. James Cameron’s Titanic, which featured a poignant romance against the backdrop of one of the world’s most famous and ill-fated ocean liners, made Jack and Rose household names and stars out of Leonardo DiCaprio and […]

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Harland and Wolff: The End of a Shipbuilding Giant

December 31, 2018

Belfast, Ireland, has always been a haven for shipbuilding. Toward the start of the 20th century, this industry was booming and the greatest shipyard of them all, Harland and Wolff, was turning out ships like the famed (and doomed) R.M.S. Titanic. At one point, this business employed a huge number of people who lived in […]

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The Life and Times of a Titanic Historian: Remembering Brian Ticehurst

November 30, 2018

The story of Titanic, those who died aboard her and those who survived have always held sway over the imaginations of historians both professional and amateur. Some of these individuals even devote their lives to ensuring those involved with the Titanic disaster, which took place April 14th-15th of 1912, and one such man was Brian […]

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Curse or Courage? Titanic II Plans Maiden Voyage

October 31, 2018

The Golden Age of the White Star line, which gave rise to massive ocean liners like Titanic and Olympic, ended with the sinking of the former, the following inquiry, and the Depression years that were to follow. While the merger with its former chief competitor, Cunard, temporarily saved White Star from vanishing into history,  it […]

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Titanic II: The Dream Resumes

September 30, 2018

Although the R.M.S. Titanic vanished beneath the freezing waters of the North Atlantic Ocean in the wee hours of April 15th, 1912, she has never vanished from human memory. Perhaps it is the drama and the fight for survival that has kept the stories alive over 100 years later, or maybe the controversies and myths […]

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Oceans of Time: The Journey of the Hebrew Pocketwatch

September 1, 2018

Over 1,500 people perished in the early-morning hours of April 15th, 1912, when the R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in just over two hours. There are many great tales to be told from that night, from the courage of Molly Brown to the tragic tale of how ship violinist Wallace Hartley and the […]

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A Titanic Tug of War: Bids for Artifacts Continue

July 31, 2018

No 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, […]

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The Shocking Truth Behind the Search for Titanic

June 30, 2018

When 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 […]

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