RobertHichensWhen the RMS Titanic went down, April 15th, 1912, there were many people who were blamed for the enormous disaster that took the lives of over 1500 people. The first, and most obvious, person to blame was Captain Edward J Smith. As captain of the biggest ship in the world, he was the one in charge of everything, including the safety of everyone on board the Titanic.  Another person who took the brunt of the sinking of the unsinkable ship was J Bruce Ismay, but these two were not the only ones at fault. The truth be told, there was a long list of people who were the targets of negativity because so many innocent people died. Aside from Smith, and Ismay, another person who was targeted for blame were the two men who were on the bridge when Titanic struck the iceberg, William Murdoch and Robert Hichens.  However, while Murdoch did not survive the sinking, and was rumored to have shot himself while on deck, Hichens managed to get into lifeboat number 6, and took charge of it. Once back on land, troubles for Hichens did not end, and his life only seemed to get worse, and the controversy surrounding him did not end with his death. [click to continue…]

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1114-ctm-celinedionThe blockbuster movie Titanic, will be turning 22 years old in December, yet the movie lives on in a countless number of ways.  Before James Cameron’s Avatar took the number one movie ever title from Titanic, it had held that spot for 12 years, and even to this day, the movie is still as talked about now as it was then. What is the biggest issue that Titanic fans debate about? The ending, of course, and whether or not Rose purposefully let her love Jack, freeze to death in the North Atlantic. Why couldn’t both Jack and Rose fit on that floating piece of door, which is actually a large piece of wall paneling? Was it as simple as the fact Rose just had to scoot over a little so there would be room for Jack? This simple question has nagged Titanic fans for almost 22 years now, and many people have weighed in on the matter including celebrities, scientists, and even James Cameron himself. Now, one of the biggest names associated with the Titanic movie, has weighed in on the debate, and may have finally been put the two decade old debate to rest once and for all, and her name is Celine Dion.

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Titanic+in+GantryWhen it comes to famous shipyards, the most famous one in the world is located in Belfast, Ireland.   The shipyard became famous when it was behind the construction of three ships that would live in infamy, and one of them in particular would change the world. The name of this famous ship was the RMS Titanic, and her design and construction took place right in this Irish shipyard. Over the years, Harland and Wolff has gone through many changes in his search to become part of the modern world, but not all of them were successful.  When faced with the possibility of being closed, someone threw the famous shipyard a lifeline, and now thanks to his rescue, the shipyard will go on. However, little is known about this shipyard, and the story behind its creation is a fascinating one that is almost as interesting as the ships this shipyard set adrift on the water.  [click to continue…]

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BobballardThe night of April 15, 1912 is a one that will live with the world forever, and the night that changed everything. The early 20th century was a lot more naive than the world of today, and when a disaster occurred, it shocked everyone to their very core. The earth changing event was when a luxurious ship, with over 2200 people on board, struck an iceberg and sank into the waters of the North Atlantic. The name of this doomed ship was the RMS Titanic, and she would forever be known for riches, luxury, and certain death.  Since the sinking in 1912, the Titanic has been headlines for various reasons, and it did not take long for people who got an idea about finding the grand ship and raising her from her watery grave. However, despite all the hundreds of ideas that people had to find Titanic, it would not be until 1985 before someone finally had the talent and technology to locate her. The name of the explorer who found the infamous ship was Dr. Robert Ballard, and the discovery of Titanic opened her up to exploration that is still happening today. The latest Titanic exploration took place in August, and the condition of the most famous ship in the world, has everyone shocked at how bad her condition currently is.  [click to continue…]

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Marion1The coat of one Titanic survivor is finally returning from exhibition to its rightful place, the Cottage Grove Museum located in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Marion Wright Woolcott wore her now infamous coat on the morning of April 10, 1912, when she walked up the ramp to board the RMS Titanic. Little did the Yeovil, England know that she was boarding a doomed ship that would sail into infamy, and another fact she was not aware of was that the brown coat around her frame would serve as a good luck charm that would keep her and her family safe in the decades to come. Now, the proud Oregon treasure will be on display once again, beginning August 10th, and for Titanic historians, this simple coat had a story almost as extraordinary as the ship that carried its owner across the ocean to the United States. [click to continue…]

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Titanic Tourists’ Dreams Tank As Undersea Trips Are Delayed Until 2020

July 1, 2019

As passengers on Titanic embarked on a North Atlantic crossing from Southampton to New York City on the morning of April 10th, 1912, few of them likely imagined the terror that lay in store for them or that by the time the ship sank out from under them after hitting an iceberg in the wee […]

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A Light In The Dark – Titanic Cane Up For Auction

June 15, 2019

When the RMS Titanic struck iceberg on the night of April 14th, 1912, the world was shocked to hear how the greatest, biggest, most grandest ship in the world, was in serious trouble. The information coming into New York City was too remarkable to believe. The biggest ship in the world, that had been making headlines […]

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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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