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This is the bow from the Titanic shipwreck. [Featured image by NOAA/Institute for Exploaration University of Rhode Island (NOAA/IFE/URI)/Wikimedia Commons]

When the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, numerous people were fascinated with knowing where the  shipwreck occurred.  On September 1, 1985 at 12:48 am, Robert Ballard and his team successfully found the location of the Titanic shipwreck. ...

By Lucy Santos on Apr 27th, 2017
writers strike

Hollywood not ready for another writers strike Members of the Writers Guild of America authorized a writers strike should contract talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers fail. The strike could start as early as May...

This is a photo of Morgan Robertson who wrote the Wreck of the Titan. [Featured image by George G. Rockwood/Wikimedia Commons]

When Morgan Robertson’s novel, The Wreck of the Titan, which was formerly called Futility, was published in 1898, it was just an interesting and action packed fictional work about a shipwreck.  This novel became prophetic when the Titanic...

By Lucy Santos on Apr 24th, 2017
While on the Carpathia, Colin Cooper created this painting about the rescue mission. [Featured image by photographer sullivangoss.com/Wikimedia Commons]

Colin Campbell Cooper and his first wife Emma Lampert Cooper loved to travel.  When they were passengers on the Carpathia, they thought that they would have an ordinary trip.   Since  Carpathia was the ship that rescued Titanic passengers,...

By Lucy Santos on Apr 24th, 2017
This is a photo of the Carpathia. It was the small vessel that became famous for saving 705 Titanic passengers. [Featured image from Wikimedia Commons]

Unlike the luxurious Titanic, Carpathia was a simple passenger ship.  This vessel carried Hungarian immigrants to New York.  They hoped to have a better life in the United States with more opportunities than in their homeland.  On April 15,...

By Lucy Santos on Apr 17th, 2017
This is a bust of Wallace Hartley in Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire, [Featured image by Poliphilo/Wikimedia Commons]

When the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, passengers were not thinking about listening to classical music.  Some of them already knew that they were destined to die.  Others fought to save their own lives.  While the passengers got on the...

By Lucy Santos on Apr 17th, 2017
This is a photo of Thomas Andrews who was one of the designers of the Titanic. He will always be remembered for his heroism. [Featured image from Wikimedia Commons]

Ever since he was young, Thomas Andrews already loved watching ships sail into the ocean.  The fascination that he had for vessels was in his genes. Viscount Pirrie, Andrews’ uncle, who was a shipbuilder, was part owner of Harland and Wolff. ...

By Lucy Santos on Apr 13th, 2017
Francis Browne's War Decorations are on display at Cohn Heritage Centre. [Featured image by Bjom Chirsitian/Wikimedia Commons]

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words.  Reverend Francis Browne took  photos of the Titanic that became a historic treasure.  He photographed passengers in the first class, but he also took snapshots of those in the third class...

By Lucy Santos on Apr 13th, 2017
This is a portrait of Molly Brown. [Featured image by Bain News Service publisher/Wikimedia Commons]

Molly Brown was much more than just another wealthy passenger on the Titanic.  Brown was a feminist, activist, actress and a humanitarian.  She ran for U.S. senator for Colorado.  Even though she did not win the election, she proved that...

By Lucy Santos on Apr 10th, 2017
This is the statue of Captain Smith in Beacon Park, Lichfield, England. [Featured image from Wikimedia Commons]

 Captain Smith had already successfully commanded White Star Line passenger ships such as the Baltic, the Adriatic and the Olympic.  When he became the captain of the Titanic, he probably thought that a disaster was very unlikely to take place....

By Lucy Santos on Apr 10th, 2017