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Titanic News for January 12, 2020

Titanic Exhibit at Luxor in Las Vegas Adds 108 New Artifacts (Las Vegas Review Journal, 11 Jan 2020-Subscription Required)

Titanic Presentation In Oak Forest Explores The Irish Experience Aboard The Ship (Daily Southtown, 10 Jan 2020)

After presenting the Titanic: Irish Ship, Irish Experience in September at the Irish American Heritage Center in Chicago, McCann contacted Chicago Gaelic Park about bringing the multimedia presentation there. “I go over the roots of the Titanic especially being built in Belfast, Ireland. I also talk about how the Titanic impacted society before and after. The Irish ties of the Titanic are massively overlooked and are not talked about enough,” she said. “The audience that I’m reaching probably already knows that the Titanic was built in Belfast and has Irish roots but it goes a lot deeper than that. It’s something that is overshadowed by the tragic event that happened.”

Vegas’ Titanic Exhibit In Las Vegas Adding 108 New Artifacts (10news.com, 10 Jan 2020)

The new artifacts include 20 never-before-seen items that have been under careful preservation since being recovered from the ocean floor and 102 items that have never been on display in the Las Vegas exhibition. In addition, the exhibit will be “refreshed” throughout, including the addition of new technologies and a photo station where visitors will be able to pose with prop lifejackets from a major motion picture. For the first time ever, visitors will be able to take personal photos beginning Jan. 13, 2020. Additional enhancements to the Exhibition will be made throughout spring 2020 and soon, the Exhibition will be able to host private events and receptions.

Oceangate Raises $18M To Build A Bigger Submersible Fleet And Set Up Titanic Trips (Geekwire, 9 Jan 2020)

OceanGate says it has raised $18.1 million in new investment, laying the financial groundwork for an expansion of its fleet of deep-sea submersibles and setting the stage for dives to the 108-year-old Titanic shipwreck in 2021. The funding round was reported in documents filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission. OceanGate CEO and founder Stockton Rush said the figure reported in the documents, $19.3 million, would be amended to reflect the actual size of the round. He declined to identify the investors, other than to say that “it was 100% insiders.”

Titanic Musings: Groupon Offers Visit to Titanic, Belfast Titanic Sales Hit 80,000

With so many events commemorating Titanic coming on, one has to be creative to get noticed. Groupon decided to go beyond the exhibits and dinners and offer a trip to the wreck fo $12,500, 79% off the full charge of $59,680. In case you have forgotten, the actual trip requires heading out to sea where you will take a 10 hour dive down to the wreck in a small submersible. Is it worth it? You decide. But Deep Ocean Expeditions states that this is the final year they will offer these trips.

An upcoming Glenrothes  exhibition that will focus on Titanic (focusing on the Countess of Rothes) got an interesting surprise.  A donor found a real Titanic 12 piece dinner service. Not a replica but the real thing from 1912. At first he wanted to donate it but was shown its true value (£4,500). Now it will be shown and then placed in a vault for protection.

The Belfast Telegraph is reporting that 80,000 tickets sold for the upcoming Titanic Exhibition. This is welcome news, the Telegraph reports, since it cost £90 million to build Titanic Centre.

Everyone is trying to cash in on Titanic these days. Len Goodman, famous in United States for Dancing With The Stars and in Britain for Strictly Come Dancing, is doing a three part series reports RTE. According to the news report, “Titanic with Len Goodman follows the ballroom legend as he travels to Belfast and Southampton and discovers the stories of victims and survivors.” Goodman, who once worked as a welder, learned that Titanic was more than just a ship. “The real story of the Titanic isn’t about a ship, it’s about people, and in making this series I’ve been lucky to meet some wonderful personalities who astonished me with their tales of how Titanic affected their families forever.”

Yesterday it was reported that the original Simpson letter is being returned to Belfast. This is good news. While the identity of the benefactor is not known, Titanic enthusiasts ought to cheer. And on St. Patrick’s day offer up a drink of thanks as well.

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