Jan 052014

titanicEver since I was a little girl I was fascinated by the story of the Titanic. So when news broke that Robert Ballard had found her on Sept. 1, 1985, I remember crying. To this day, I am grateful to Ballard for respecting the wreckage and not trying to get rich from the artifacts that he could have pulled up. He, like I, sees it as a terrible tragedy and a graveyard for so many innocent victims. A place to be respected.

I wish he had been able to keep her location a secret so scavengers wouldn’t have been able to find her.

For those who love the Titanic as I do, I found a timeline of  the 5-day voyage – that doesn’t include Jack and Rose – from her launch on April 10 through April 18, 1912 when the Carpathia arrived in New York with survivors.

Sunday, April 14, 1912

11:40 p.m.

“Frederick Fleet spots an iceberg. He informs the bridge and emergency manoeuvres are carried out. The Titanic strikes the iceberg. Captain Smith joins Second Officer Murdoch on the Bridge and told what has happened. Forth Officer Boxhall goes to the Bridge.”

See the rest of the Timeline HERE.

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