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Education

Titanic Facts: Statistics about The Sinking of the Ship

March 4, 2014

When people hear that on the night of April 15, 1912, over 1523 people died that horrible and freezing cold night, the idea that 1523 can really seem so big a number that the number itself actually becomes meaningless. People can see the number 1523 and not understand just how many that truly is until […]

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Voices of RMS Titanic Survivors

February 24, 2014

The survivors of the RMS Titanic disaster had to see a terrible thing, the sinking of the world’s great ship, and also the aftermath of Titanic finally slipping into the water. Once the ship was gone, it was just all of them in lifeboats watching the chaos continue. There were hundreds of people in the […]

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Thomas Andrews – A Talented Designer That Met With A Tragic Fate

January 15, 2014

The RMS Titanic was more than just a ship, and to many people, she represented things like hope, dreams, and the start of a new life. One such man that saw the Titanic as the start of a new and better life was her designer, Thomas Andrews.  On the night that the Titanic struck an […]

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Bruce Ismay: Coward, Villain, or A Man Who was Judged Unfairly?

January 12, 2014

On October 17th, 1937, Joseph Bruce Ismay had a stroke and died at the age of 74.  Ismay had been living in a house in Wirral, which is close to Liverpool.  He had only been in living in England for about three months after having lived for over a decade in Ireland.  After living in […]

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Titanic: The Complete Story DVD Volume 1 Review – “She was the largest ship in the world…”

November 28, 2013

The Complete Story Volume 1 was first released in 1994 and is divided into two sections: Titanic: Death of a Dream and Titanic: The Legend Lives On. For any Titanic historian, this documentary starts at the beginning, going all the way back to when the Titanic was just an idea in the mind of J. […]

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Titanic Quarter

March 2, 2013

The Titanic Quarter (TQ) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been labeled one of the world’s largest urban-waterfront regeneration projects.  Created on the site where the “unsinkable ship” was designed and built, TQ will eventually cover 185 acres.  A 30-year project, it combines residential, commercial, retail, educational and tourism space.  The first phase opened in March, […]

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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

November 30, 2012

At the official website for Titanic:  The Artifact Exhibition  I found all the information needed to know what is offered at each exhibition, where they are located as well as opening and closing dates.  The site also contains information for Students and Educators including Teacher’s Guides for Elementary, Middle and High School.  These guides include […]

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Robert Ballard: The Man Who Discovered The Titanic

August 21, 2012

As a very active young boy in Wichita, KS, and then San Diego, California, Bob Ballard was interested in sports, scouting, YMCA Club, fishing and his studies. But when he was asked who his hero was growing up, his answer, “Captain Nemo and his submarine the Nautilus”, was not a surprise.  He dreamed about undersea […]

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Titanic Discovered During Secret Cold War Navy Mission

July 22, 2012

An article written in June, 2008 for National Geographic News revealed a surprising story.  Bob Ballard needed funding to develop robotic submersible technology in his quest to find the Titanic. 

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The Titanic Timeline

June 27, 2012

1867 -Thomas Henry Ismay purchases White Star Line, a collection of sailing vessels originally founded in 1850. The line was originally centered on Australian goldfields. 1869-1870 -Ismay forms the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company in order to make White Star Line a passenger steamship service. -The first passenger ships for are built by the Harland & […]

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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, Nova Scotia

June 10, 2012

The history of Halifax and the sinking of the Titanic will forever be intertwined. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic commemorates not only the legendary Titanic, but also a number of others who were lost in the majestic ocean. During the sinking of the ship, the British vessel RMS Carpathia responded to the call and […]

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