Now lying at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, the RMS Titanic was thought to be an unsinkable vessel. The apex of craftsmanship and grandeur at her time, the ship was the largest and most luxurious steam liner available. When it struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912, four days into its maiden voyage, a historical tragedy was born. A death count of 1,517, traumatizing effects and a disaster that would live on forever became the Titanic’s legacy. Many Titanic artifacts have been recovered from the wreck and are among the most desired collectibles. Most statues from the Titanic can be seen at the National Maritime Museum, but some have been sold to private collectors for a hefty sum. Some unique Titanic artifacts were discovered in the few expeditions to the fallen vessel.
Andre Nolan is an amateur historian who has written several articles on the Titanic. He has a keen interest in the ship and its history and spends much of his free time reading about it. He also enjoys cycling and often takes his boys out on rides with him. They have done longer rides together, including a coast-to-coast ride across America. Andre believes that studying history can help us better understand our present situation and make more informed decisions about our future.