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Proud Passengers in Peril: The Tale of Colonel Archibald Gracie IV

May 31, 2018

Most 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 […]

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Triumph or Tragedy? Why Titanic Continues To Hold Sway Over Our Imaginations 106 Years Later

April 30, 2018

From 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 […]

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The Titanic Inquest: A Maritime Trial of the Century

April 1, 2018

When 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 […]

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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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Titanic Turns 20: Why We’ve Never Let Go of Jack, Rose, & the Story of the RMS Titanic

December 23, 2017

When Titanic premiered in theaters on December 19th, 1997, few knew of the legacy that would build behind it. It had all the earmarks of a successful film: an endearing love story, pulse-pounding action, and a hit theme song sung by Celine Dion, one of the most popular entertainers of the time. The film quickly […]

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Voices from the Sea: Titanic’s Lost Souls

December 16, 2017

 When the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic on the night of April 14th, 1912 and sank out of sight in the early hours of the following morning, only about 700 of the over 2,200 people on board made it to the ship’s lifeboats. Just over 1,500 passengers were killed from falls, […]

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