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Science Friday: Why Do Metal Ships Float?

Back in the days when ships were made of wood (or other similar materials), most knew a ship or boat would float since wood floats on water. Sounds simple enough but it gets a bit more complicated when you add … Continue reading

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Titanic Hotel Gets High Marks From Daily Telegraph

The Titanic Hotel at Stanley Dock in Liverpool has been open for a while and reviews are coming in. Teresa Machan writing for the travel section of Daily Telegraph gave it high marks. She liked the style and character of … Continue reading

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SS Eastland Had Greater Loss of Life Than Titanic But Forgotten-Why?

Susan Q. Stranahan writing for Smithsonian Online gives an excellent account of the tragic events of the SS Eastland, which rolled over while docked in the Chicago River in 1915. The death toll was appalling and most of those who … Continue reading

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Titanic Captain Records Now Online

According to Daily Mail, the records of Titanic captain Edward J. Smith and members of his crew are among records now available online at http://www.ancestry.co.uk/. This is not a free site although you can get a free 14 day trial … Continue reading

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Effort Underway To Declare Sunken World War I Ships As War Grave

On 22 September 1914, three British Royal Navy Cruisers–HMS Cressy, HMS Aboukir and HMS Hogue–were sunk while on patrol near Ostend. One German U-boat, the U9, sank all three. From all three ships 837 men were rescued and 1,459 men … Continue reading

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Titanic Week In Review

1. Rare Titanic Menu Auctioned Off MSN News reports the rare Titanic menu auctioned off by Henry Aldridge & Son fetched $96,000 (£60,000).  A small locker key from Titanic topped $99,000 (£62,000). MSN reports the bidding was fierce and bidders … Continue reading

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Titanic News: New Photos of Titanic’s Launch and Titanic Artifact Collection Will Now Cost More To Purchase

1. According to The Guardian, 166 photographs– never seen by the public before–are going on display at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. The photos show Titanic during her launch at Harland & Wolff on 31 May 1911. Images from … Continue reading

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Titanic Week In Review

1.Titanic Menu Up For Auction BBC is reporting that a menu from Titanic’s first class restaurant will be auctioned off on 18 October by Henry Aldridge & Son. The menu, stuffed inside a coat pocket, is expected to fetch £70,000($112,528). … Continue reading

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If You Have $10.9 Million This Former Straus Property Could Be Yours

In Red Bank, New Jersey the children of Isidor and Ida Straus decided to build a huge estate called Cobble Close in the 1920’s. It was modeled on 18th century Provence and no expense was spared to get the best … Continue reading

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Titanic Week in Review

Well it is the first week of October and it is pretty warm where I live. It is the time of year that Northern California gets a heat wave. No cooling ocean breeze but a warm offshore wind that drives … Continue reading

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