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DECEMBER
Explore The Titanic - From Your Computer (27 Dec 2010, Sify)
The ship's remains have been explored in countless missions. Now, anyone curious can go to www.expeditiontitanic.com for their own exploration at 3,280 metres below sea level. Along with information and history, the site contains pictures and video.

Titanic Exhibit Sailing Into Putnam In March (19 Dec 2010, Quad City Times)
Recovered from the bottom of the Atlantic and carefully preserved, these authentic artifacts — and more — from the Titanic’s shipwreck site are coming in March to the Putnam Museum and IMAX Theatre in Davenport, where they will comprise one of the biggest exhibits in the venue’s history. This has been a dream for several years of the Putnam staff, who were thrilled when a deal was reached recently with Premier Exhibitions to secure the exhibit from March 13 through June 26.

Upgraded Submarine Could Reach 98 Percent Of The Ocean Deep (16 Dec 2010, Our Amazing Planet)
A U.S. Navy-owned submarine that located a lost hydrogen bomb and scouted the wreck of the Titanic is getting a $40 million makeover to go deeper than ever before. Once fully renovated, the submarine Alvin will be able to dive 21,000 feet (6,400 m) below the surface and reach 98 percent of the seafloor, as opposed to the 66 percent that it can reach now. That would grant researchers a nearly all-access pass to the mysterious depths inhabited by much of the life on Earth.

Finding Shipwrecks Uplifting Experience (12 Dec 2010, Waterloo Record)
One light shined a bit brighter than the rest when Kennard, and his partner Dan Scoville, discovered a wreck in May 2008 off the southern shore. In 1780 the HMS Ontario, a 22-gun British warship carrying 122 people including about 30 Canadian crew members, sank in Lake Ontario during the American Revolution. Kennard remembered how his “heart was in is throat” when a final pass of the torpedo-like sonar passed within six metres of the ship’s 228-year-old main masts.

New Bacteria Found On Titanic; Eats Metal (10 Dec 2010, National Geographic)
The Titanic sank 98 years ago and sat largely undisturbed on the seafloor until its rediscovery in 1985. Since then researchers have learned that microorganisms, seafloor currents, and the explorers themselves have been hastening the destruction of the ship. But "letting it proceed with its deterioration is also a learning process," Kaur said. "If we stop and preserve it, then we stop the process of degradation."

Titanic Memorial 'Could Collapse' (8 Dec 2010, BBC News)
A Godalming memorial is in danger of collapse if a spate of vandalism continues, according to Surrey Police. Three large supporting stones were loosened and removed from the Phillips Memorial Cloister on 2 December. Between 10 and 15 cobble stones were also stolen from under the pillars of the cloister between 1400 GMT on 29 November and 1400 GMT on 30 November. Surrey Police have been carrying out extra patrols in the Phillips Memorial Park since the thefts.

Titanic Artifacts Coming To 'Peg (8 Dec 2010, Winnipeg Sun)
An exhibit of 190 artifacts from the sunken oceanliner, as well as recently shot video footage of the wreckage and room re-creations of the ship that sank in the North Atlantic in April 1912, will be put on display for the public beginning Feb. 12 for about four months. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will be the second such undertaking at MTS Centre Exhibition Hall, after Bodies: The Exhibition ends its run at the venue in January.

Halomonas Titanicae: New Rust-Eating Bacteria 'Destroying Wreck Of The Titanic' (7 Dec 2010, Daily Mail)
The micro-organisms, which have never been seen before, are helping decompose the famous ship at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, say the team. They isolated the micro-organisms from a 'rusticle' collected from the ship - lying 3.8km below the ocean surface- and have named their find Halomonas titanicae.  The researchers from Dalhousie University, Canada and the University of Sevilla, Spain, say the bacterium could pose a new microbial threat to the exterior of ships and underwater metal structures such as oil rigs.

Titanic Victim Of Newly Found Steel-Eating Bacteria (7 Dec 2010, CTV.ca)
An iceberg may have sent it to the ocean floor, but a team of researchers are warning a newly discovered bacteria may be erasing evidence of the wreckage of the Titanic. According to Dalhousie University adjunct civil engineering professor Henrietta Mann, what now remains of the Titanic could be gone in 20 years or less. The reason, she says, is a new bacterial species that has been discovered munching on the wreck.

Rust-Eating Bacteria Attacking Wreck Of The Titanic (7 Dec 2010, CBS News)
Only last week did we learn of the existence of a new kind of microbe that feasts on arsenic. Now scientists say they have discovered a species of rust-eating ocean bacteria eating away at the wreck of the Titanic. In honor of their association with the famed ship, the micro-organisms are called "Halomonas titanicae." The discovery was announced in the newest issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.

'New Life' Found In Titanic Ruins (6 Dec 2010, BBC News)
The Halomonas titanicae bacterium was found in "rusticles", the porous and delicate icicle-like structures that form on rusting iron. Various bacteria and fungi live within the delicate structures - first identified on the Titanic - actually feeding off the rusting metal. The find is described in the journal International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. Samples of rusticles from Titanic were gathered in 1991 by the Mir 2 robotic submersible.

An Irishman's Diary (6 Dec 2010, Irish Times)
First stop had been Cobh, where hours had been spent in the wonderful Titanic museum, followed by a short train journey to Cork to do “Pana." (That’s walking up and down Patrick’s Street with the addition that Cork people abbreviate everything and then add ‘na’ so Patrick becomes Pa and the rest is obvious.) This is a Saturday ritual. Some of the ship’s passengers who came with me immediately fell in love with Cork.

Titanic In Tucson! (4 Dec 2010, Tucson Citizen)
Films in partnership with the Tucson Titanic Exhibition, Hotel Congress and Maynard’s Market (info from the Fox Tucson Theatre website). Both films to be shown at the Fox, 17 W. Congress St., phone 520-624-1515. A Night To Remember (1958) and Titanic (1997) to be shown.

NOVEMBER

Plan Your Holidays At The Titanic (30 Nov 2010, WVLT)
During the holiday season there is plenty to do to get into the Christmas spirit especially in Pigeon Forge. The Titanic Museum and Attraction is decorated inside and out with traditional Victorian Christmas decor. Take a step back in time to see what the Titanic would have looked like if it would have be around for Christmas. [Note: The news report requires viewing in your browser.]

Cufflinks From Titanic Stolen In £5K Robbery (26 Nov 2010, WalesOnline)
Gold cufflinks believed to have once been owned by a survivor of the Titanic disaster have been stolen in a burglary. South Wales Police are investigating after a thief made off with the cufflinks, as well as jewellery and electrical items, in the £5,000 raid. The 60-year-old male victim bought the pre-Hallmark cufflinks 25 years ago from an antique jeweller in Birmingham, where he was told they were previously owned by a survivor of the Titanic.

Relative Of Titanic Victim Pens A Powerful Book On The Tragedy (25 Nov 2010, Connaught Telegraph)
The publication of the Addergoole Titanic Story is part of the 100th anniversary commemorations of the RMS Titanic in the north Mayo village which provided fourteen passengers for the ill-fated liner. Only three of that 14 - who were all in steerage (third class accommodation) - survived.

Titanic Pieces Sold To Bidder In Florida (23 Nov 2010, St. Catharines Standard)
Pieces of an ill-fated ship sold by a St. Catharines auctioneer will float down to Florida. Sold during the Saturday auction were a tiny wooden box and silver pin tray, which were once the property of two women who escaped the sinking Titanic in 1912. The pieces were owned by Elizabath Mellenger, a second-class passenger aboard the Titanic with her daughter, Madeleine.Auctioneer Don Plato said the relics sold for $4,500 to a bidder in Boca Raton, Fla.

Titanic SOS Ship Artefacts For Sale (19 Nov 2010, Belfast Telegraph)
Artefacts from the ship which failed to answer a call for help from the Titanic go up for auction in Northern Ireland next month. A menu card from the SS California is among lots being sold in Ballymoney, Co Antrim. There will also be postcards featuring the vessel.

Titanic Park Reopens In Financial District Following Renovations (16 Nov 2010, DNAinfo)
Just .15 acre in size, Titanic Park is located on what was once an oyster-rich tidal zone occupied by Native Americans. As Manhattan’s shoreline expanded eastward, buildings went up on the site of the park, but they were later torn down to widen the adjacent streets, the Parks Department said. The more recent incarnation of Titanic Park opened in the 1970s, when the large lighthouse monument arrived. Previously, the lighthouse memorial, dedicated the year after the Titanic sank, sat atop the Seamen’s Church Institute building nearby. The metal sphere at the top of the lighthouse dropped every day at noon so that sailors in New York Harbor could tell the time.

Grab A Boarding Pass To Titanic Exhibit (14 Nov 2010, Journal Review)
At the conclusion of the visit, we checked the wall to see if we survived. The only one of us who did was Jamie, the third-class passenger. She was one of 706 people rescued by the Carpathia at 4 a.m. on April 15, 1912. The rescue came nearly four hours after the Titanic hit the iceberg and two hours after it sunk. My character’s wife and son, were lucky enough to get on a lifeboat. After seeing the movie and watching several documentaries, I have to say the exhibit was well worth the time. I would recommend anyone interested in the history of the Titanic to check out the exhibit before it closes Jan. 16.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition At The Rialto Building (13 Nov 2010, Tucson Citizen)
On the walls are various photos of the Titanic, biographies of those who perished, even fabulous dinner menus with several courses. There are replicas of first and third class cabins to view, for you to imagine what accommodations were like on the Titanic. 1st class passengers paid $2500 ($43,500 in today’s prices) so this was a fabulous voyage. 3rd class paid $35 ($620 in today’s prices), which still couldn’t have been too cheap for 1912.

Titanic's "Christmas In A Winter Wonderland" Brings Snow To East Tennessee (12 Nov 2010, WVLT)
Fully stocked with lights and fireworks the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge welcomed the holiday season. "We want to make sure that people get somewhat of the holiday spirit when they visit Titanic," said Owner John Joslyn. But another show stopper this year - snow! "Oh, that was the best part because it came out of the ship," said Tyra Eastridge. The museum will be bringing the wintery feel to East Tennessee every Friday and Saturday evening until January 1st.

Kendal Man Recreates Titanic Funnel For Exhibition (8 Nov 2010, Westmorland Gazette)
Designer and prop maker Andrew Jameson has replicated a full-size funnel from the original plans which he built as part of the Titanic:The Artefact Exhibition. It took the 47-year-old and three other prop makers one week to build the giant six-and-a-half-metre tall structure, which was placed in the Docklands on the Thames in the capital to mark the opening of the exhibition. Mr Jameson made the steel tube replica - complete with limpets and rust - to look as though it had been raised from the sea after more than 100 years resting on the bottom of the ocean

Two Authors Lecture Students On 'Night To Remember' Author Walter Lord (6 Nov 2010, Baltimore Sun)
Two New York authors, Jenny Lawrence and John Maxtone-Graham, shook off the rain and chill of a dreary fall Thursday in Baltimore and quietly stood in the well of the Gilman School auditorium waiting for 255 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students to take their seats. They were there to tell the students about one of their own: Walter Lord, the noted historian and writer who graduated from Gilman in 1935.

Titanic Auction Sparks International Interest Among Collectors (4 Nov 2010, Daily Echo)
An international bidding war is expected to break out when rare memorabilia from the ill-fated Southampton liner, Titanic, goes under the auctioneer’s hammer in the city. Collectors from the USA, a number of European countries and the UK have already indicated strong interest in three discharge certificates belonging to the late, Tommy Knowles of Lymington, who twice survived being shipwrecked during his sea career.

Raising Bits Of The Titanic (3 Nov 2010, BBC News-blog)
He described in his only known interview on the sinking, how he was one of the fortunate ones whose orders meant his life would be saved. As soon as his lifeboat had taken on a few dozen passengers, mostly women and children but also some men from first class, the boat was lowered and rowed a short distance from the ship. From their lifeboat the occupants had a full view of the stricken liner and its last moments as it upended, the lights went out and slid beneath the surface. His grandson Philip Littlejohn has written how his grandfather recalled that "all I could hear was the awful cries from the people. The sounds are ringing in my ears now."

Relics From Admiral Byrd's Ship The City Of New York To Sell (1 Nov 2010, Art Daily)
The wheel, binnacle (compass) and bell from the ship the City of New York, famously used in Admiral Byrd's 1929 exploration of Antarctica, and infamously a ship that failed to aid the imperiled Titanic, will be offered for the first time at public auction as part of Heritage Auctions Wed., Nov. 17 Grand Format Americana and Political Auction in Dallas. The group is estimated at $10,000+. "There can be no doubt that this group ranks among the most exciting maritime artifacts to be offered at auction," said Tom Slater, Director of Americana Auctions at Heritage. "When you consider the kind of history these pieces participated in it's both humbling and chilling."

OCTOBER

Titanic No Longer Shameful Subject In City Of Its Birth (31 Oct 2010, Irish Independent)
But in Belfast, the city where Titanic was built, the collective memory of the vessel was shrouded in shame for more than half a century, according to the author of a new book. Author and journalist Alf McCreary has written a compelling account of the history of Belfast port, and the role the city played in building the world's most famous ship.

Spooky: Coral Springs Man To Join Titanic Ghost-Hunting Trip (30 Oct 2010, Orlando Sentinel)
But ghost hunter William Brower of Coral Springs, a self-educated expert on the Titanic, believes more than waves mark the grave of the world's best known shipwreck. Eerie voices of its doomed passengers, he contends, still can be heard on the salty wind. And Brower intends to capture them. He's one of nearly 20 paranormal investigators who want to mount a spring expedition to where the massive liner sank nearly 100 years ago. They plan to deploy special microphones to record the spectral echoes — cries of fear and despair, perhaps — imprinted on the site by the more than 1,500 people who died there.

Revealed: The Suitcase Which Travelled On The Titanic (29 Oct 2010, Yorkshire Evening Post)
Mr Bowes' grandfather, Samuel Kyle, was a French polisher who lived in Belfast, Ireland, which is where the most famous ship in history was built. He worked on the Titanic and was due to sail with it on its maiden voyage. Until that was his grandmother, Gladys, intervened. "She begged him not to go," said Mr Bowes. "My grandfather was working on the ship and parts of it were still unfinished when it set sail and they wanted him to stay on board and carry on working but my grandma begged him not to go. I think they had family over in New York at the time so it was touch-and-go but he decided to stay. He got off the ship at Southampton.

Rare Titanic Letter On Show In Worcestershire (28 Oct 2010, Birmingham Mail)
A fascinating letter written on board the Titanic to a Midland artist has revealed a rare glimpse into life on the luxury vessel before disaster unfolded. The 98-year-old document offers a compelling insight into the doomed ship and details the luxuriousness onboard as well as some rather unflattering opinions of fellow passengers. Written by artist and journalist Frank Millet, the artefact describes how ‘obnoxious ostentatious American women’ infest the decks of the world-famous ship. 

How A Titanic Artifact Ended Up In Niagara (28 Oct 2010, St. Catharines Standard)
Plato came into possession of the box and pin tray through his work of auctioning off the estates of deceased people. They were once the property of Elizabeth Mellenger, a second-class passenger aboard the Titanic along with her daughter Madeleine. Plato said she had been a governess for the Rothschild family in England, and was headed to America to work for the Colgate family.

100th Anniversary Of Titanic Celebrated As RMS Olympics Slip (22 Oct 2010, Irish Central)
One hundred years after the launch of the Titanic’s sister ships, the RMS Olympic, from slipway 2 at Queen’s Island, Belfast, fans of the Titanic gathered for a commemorative ceremony. The great nephew of Titanic designer, Thomas Andrews, along with Members of Belfast Titanic Society were present for a reading by Susie Millar, whose great grandfather sailed on the ship as an engineer. Also a prayer was read by the Rev Ian Gilpin.

Letter From The Titanic (21 Oct 2010, Evesham Journal)
The details of one of the final letters of a Broadway-based artist who was a victim of the Titantic tragedy have been revealed as part of a season of television programmes on the world’s most famous ship. Worcestershire County Council’s Record Office has released passages from the letter of Frank Millet, who owned Abbot’s Grange and lived at Russell House in the 1880s. The correspondence, which featured on Monday night’s episode of The Mission on Channel 4, was sent by the American artist and journalist to Broadway resident Alfred Parsons.

Titanic Exhibition Sets Sail Saturday (20 Oct 2010, KVOA Tucson News)
The spokesperson says visitors will be transported back to 1912, complete with a replica boarding pass of a passenger aboard the Titanic. Artifacts in the exhibition, including four that have never before been on public display, will tell the human stories of those aboard "the world's biggest ship." The limited engagement begins on Oct. 23, at The Rialto Building, 300 E. Congress St., across from the Hotel Congress.

Disney Cruise Line Commemorates Titanic Disaster By Launching The Disney Fantasy
(19 Oct 2010, Stitch Kingdom)
It was during the pre-recorded presentation that another Disney Fantasy maiden voyage was given — that of April 14, 2012, a day that would live in infamy. Not so much for the launch of the new ship, but the fact that it would have been 100 years earlier to the day that the billed-as-unsinkable RMS Titanic met its tragic fate during its own maiden voyage. Apparently the correlation may have gone unnoticed when the date was initially set and it appears DCL has since decided to move the date up by a week. It’s unclear when the presentation was recorded, but the press release may have been issued prior to the presentation (which promised to reveal new information to the travel agents) so that the original date didn’t get any press.

Portsmouth Man Asks Big Price For Huge Titanic Model: $263K (19 October 2010, The Virginian-Pilot)
The 30x40 inch promotional poster was based on a painting by artist Montague Black showing the doomed liner and its sister ship Olympic passing each other at sea. The 45,000 ton Olympic can be seen in the foreground with Titanic heading for the horizon in the distance. The poster was commissioned by White Star Line before Titanic struck and iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912, killing 1,520 people.

Titanic Poster Sells For £69000 (18 October 2010, Telegraph.co.uk)
The 30x40 inch promotional poster was based on a painting by artist Montague Black showing the doomed liner and its sister ship Olympic passing each other at sea. The 45,000 ton Olympic can be seen in the foreground with Titanic heading for the horizon in the distance. The poster was commissioned by White Star Line before Titanic struck and iceberg and sank on April 15, 1912, killing 1,520 people.

Former Teacher Pens Titanic Tale (18 Oct 2010, Stourbridge News)
A former Clent teacher with a passion for all things relating to Titanic has penned a fictional tale about the ill-fated ocean liner. ‘Titanic’ by John Hodges, who used to work as a special needs teacher at Sunfield School, tells the tale of a teenaged stowaway onboard the luxurious ship, which hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage in April 1912.

STG20,000 For Titanic Survivor's Account (17 October 2010, Sydney Morning Herald)
The affidavit signed by Laura Francatelli, who got away in a lifeboat with her two prominent employers, easily topped its pre-sale estimate of STG15,000 ($A24,209). It was bought by an anonymous collector from eastern Europe. The most expensive item in Saturday's sale was a poster of Titanic which went for STG60,000 ($A96,836) to an anonymous US collector. Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge of Henry Aldridge & Son said that was the highest price ever paid for a poster of the doomed ship.

Titanic Postcard Up For Auction (14 Oct 2010, BBC News)
A postcard written on the Titanic by a passenger in third class who died along with nine members of her family is expected to fetch up to £15,000 at auction this weekend. The card was posted at Cobh in County Cork, then known as Queenstown, three days before the Belfast-built luxury liner sank on its maiden voyage in April 1912, with the loss of more than 1,500 lives. It will now go under the hammer along with a rare promotional brochure in Danish for the ship which has a presale estimate of £6,000 to £10,000.

London's O2 To Host Titanic Exhibition (14 Oct 2010, MayorWatch)
The exhibition, which is being jointly staged in association with RMS Titanic Inc, will also include recreations of the famous ship’s rooms as well as footage from Titanic Expedition 2010. Examples of the items on display include samples carried by a perfume maker traveling to New York, china etched with the logo of the White Star Line and a pocket watch belonging to a passenger. Visitors to the exhibition will each receive a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic and follow a “chronological journey” of the ship’s development, construction and sinking.

Exhibition Info:
London O2
Exhibition dates: 5 Nov 2010 - 1 May 2011
For further information: www.TitanicLondon.co.uk

Holly Cottage: A Piece Of Fleming Island History Preserved (9 Oct 2010, Florida Times-Union)
But unlike the other buildings, which no longer exist, Holly Cottage was not built by the Fleming family. Instead, it was constructed by the head of the White Star Line (whose holdings included the Titanic), Clement Griscom and his wife, Francis. These wealthy visitors from Philadelphia used the cottage as a private retreat to entertain guests while staying at Hibernia. The original cottage was probably about 800 square feet, and was built without bedrooms or a kitchen.

Trust To Help Out In Campaign To Honour Titanic's Fifth Officer (7 Oct 2010, cambrian-news.co.uk-subscription required)
Representatives of the Titanic Trust want to get involved with a campaign set up by a local schoolgirl to commemorate the heroism of Titanic Fifth Officer Harold Lowe, who hailed from the town.

Cruise To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Titanic Sinking Nearly Sold Out (7 Oct 2010, USA Today)
A controversial cruise to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking is close to selling out -- 18 months in advance of sailing. The UK's Travel Weekly reports only a few cabins are left to sell on travel agent Miles Morgan's Titanic Memorial Cruise, which is scheduled to take place in 2012 on a chartered Fred Olsen Lines ship. The 1,230-passenger vessel, the Balmoral, will sail from Southampton, England on April 8, 2012 (almost exactly 100 years to the day after the Titanic set sail from the port town on its doomed maiden voyage), and will follow the ship's original route westward across the Atlantic to New York.

Hero Of The Titanic (6 Oct 2010, The Sun)
When the helmsman died and was buried at sea in September 1940 aged just 58, it seemed his secrets had gone with him to the bottom of the ocean for ever. But now his gripping personal account of the night he sank the Titanic can be told for the first time after his family finally broke their century-long silence. His story reveals the full drama of the heart-wrenching decisions he had to take under extreme pressure that meant life for some - and death for others.

Hodder Acquires Titanic Memoir (5 Oct 2010, The Bookseller)
As the Band Played On is a dramatic real-life story of the author's grandfather Jock, a musician on the doomed ship, and explores the devastating impact of his death on his young wife and unborn child, who survived the Titanic's sinking. "We're used to the Hollywood view of the catastrophe, but this is an extraordinary true story of love, loss and betrayal that's more gripping than any drama," said Lancaster.

Work Starts On Southampton's Sea City Museum (5 Oct 2010, Daily Echo)
It’s full steam ahead for a flagship museum in Southampton as work started yesterday on the £15m Sea City Museum. The landmark project, being built by Kier Southern, will see the Grade II listed former magistrates' courts transformed into a museum about the ill-fated Titanic. It is due to open in time to mark the 2012 centenary of the disaster in which 549 Sotonians perished.

Titanic Anchor Has New Home (4 Oct 2010, expressandstar.com)
A 16ft replica of the Titanic anchor has taken pride of place at the Black Country Living Museum.
The anchor was being lowered onto a specially installed plinth which will display it for the next 11 months. The original was manufactured in Netherton and is hailed as an important piece of the region’s history.

First Class Passenger's Account Of Titanic Disaster Finally Published (1 Oct 2010, Telegraph.co.uk)
She wrote her account in a signed affidavit which was presented to the official British enquiry into the 1912 disaster. The historic document has now come to public light for the first time and is being tipped to sell for £15,000. Miss Francatelli, who was aged 31 at the time, stated how she woke her employers when water seeped into her cabin after the liner struck an iceberg the night of April 14, 1912.

International Titanic Commemoration Planned For Lahardane (1 Oct 2010, Mayo Advertiser)
A major commemorative event which will take place in the Lahardane area in 2012 to commemorate the loss of 11 lives from the parish of Addergoole — all of whom perished on the Titanic — was given support by members of the cultural, education, heritage, and corporate affairs SPC.

SEPTEMBER

Work To Start On Southampton's £15M Titanic Museum (28 Sep 2010, BBC News)
Work is set to start on a £15m museum celebrating the history of the Titanic after planning permission was approved. The Sea City Museum in Southampton will open in 2012 - 100 years after the ill-fated linear embarked on its maiden voyage from the city to New York. The development, at the former magistrates' court, will feature two permanent exhibitions and initial work is planned for October 4. The museum is expected to be the focal point of the new cultural quarter. Since March 2009 the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the council a total of £4.9m towards the overall cost of the project.

A Visit to the Titanic Graveyard (27 Sep 2010, Jaunted)
Going to visit the largest burial site of those who died in the Titanic ship disaster while on a cruise probably isn't the best idea, but then you think of something better to do while practically fogged in at Halifax's harbour. We took a bus out to Fairlawn Cemetery, which definitely isn't near downtown Halifax but more on the edge of a regular neighborhood. You'd never guess that inside the modest gates lay 121 victims, some still unidentified almost 100 years after the ship hit the iceberg and sunk on its maiden transatlantic voyage.

Cash Hope For Nomadic Restoration (27 Sep 2010, Belfast Telegraph)
Plans to restore the SS Nomadic have moved a step closer to winning more than £2 million in lottery funding. Proposals to overhaul the tender ship which ferried passengers from Cherbourg to the Titanic before its fateful voyage in 1912 will now be drawn up in more detail following Heritage Lottery Fund support.

Replica Titanic Anchor Returning To Black Country (27 Sep 2010, BBC News)
It has been confirmed that a replica of the anchor of the Titanic is to be moved to the Black Country in October. The anchor, made to the specifications of the original, has been in secure storage since being filmed for a Channel 4 history series. It will stand along the main entrance at the Black Country Living Museum and launch a series of events celebrating the area's connections to the liner. The replica will be in place in Dudley and ready to view on Tuesday 5 October.

Luxurious Titanic Rooms Recreated (25 Sep 2010, The Press Association)
A trio of engineers teamed up with craftsmen around the country to take part in the project which forms the basis of a five-part Channel 4 programme called Titanic: The Mission. They recreated a section of the first class smoking room despite there being no photographs showing what it looked like. Instead they had to rely on black and white pictures of the same room on board the Titanic's sister ship the Olympic and a floor tile retrieved from the wreck of the ship that revealed the bright red and blue colour scheme.

Titanic's Last Hours A 'Nest Of Confusion' (25 Sep 2010, Irish Times)
Patten also claims that the ship kept on sailing, despite the catastrophic damage, because the captain, Edward Smith, was pressurised to continue by Bruce Ismay, the chairman of White Star Line.
Had Titanic remained where she was, says Patten, it’s probable she would have stayed afloat until help arrived. Patten adds that her grandfather, Charles Lightoller, concealed all this information at the inquiries into the sinking of Titanic because of a deep-rooted loyalty to the liner’s owners.

(Editor's note: The question of the ship sinking is not in doubt, stationary or not. The berg punctured Titanic not in one long gash but many different ways from large to small holes. And since the berg was larger underwater than above, it punctured underneath the ship as well. Nothing was stopping the water from flooding the first and then second forward compartments and so on. The ship stopped moving shortly after the collision.)

Titanic Exhibit Coming To Tucson (24 Sep 2010, KVOA Tucson News)
Downtown Tucson is getting ready for another big exhibition next month. "bodies" wraps up October 3rd, making room for "Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition". More than 120 authentic artifacts, some never before seen, and stunning room recreations, will make up this amazing exhibit.

2010 Titanic Mission Over And Images To Make Titanic Site Map (23 Sep 2010, Suite101.com)
The RV Jean Charcot, the ship that took Chris Davino and his RMS Titanic Inc. with a total of 30 researchers onboard, has completed it's mission and returned to harbor. On Tuesday September 22 2010 Michael Dessner, an ocean explorer from the Waitt Institute who was on the mission, told Suite 101 they ship returned safe to harbor ("...we tied up around noon on Friday") with all hands and having completed its exciting work.

Titantic Exhibit Ices Museum Record (23 Sep 2010, Sydney Morning Herald)
Already seen by 22 million people across the US and Europe, the travelling exhibit features more than 280 treasures from the Titanic wreckage found deep in the North Atlantic more than 70 years after its sinking on April 15, 1912. Victorian Arts Minister Peter Batchelor on Thursday said that with more than 333,000 tickets sold in Melbourne so far, it's clear that many Australians had connected with the exhibit's unique approach to reliving the doomed voyage.

Titanic Truth at Last (22 Sep 2010, The Spoof-satire)
A team of expert divers recently discovered the Entertainment programme in what appears to be the Captain's manual. The choice of entertainment was startling. "We don't know how, but we found this machine which showed programmes from what appeared to be the future," refers the Captain in his log. "We tried setting it up in the main hall, where what appears to be a girl dressed in boy's clothing kept on repeating the words "Baby, baby, baby,"

Titanic 100th Cruises Spark Buzz, Debate (22 Sep 2010, CNN)
At least two cruises are planned in the spring of 2012 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, with both touting special activities, lectures and memorials to commemorate the tragic voyage. Organizers insist it's a learning opportunity and a way to remember the victims, but some critics have called the trips tasteless and dubbed them "disaster voyeurism." Still, both voyages are attracting interest as Titanic -- the subject of countless books and movies -- continues to fascinate.

The Titanic Cruise: How Is This NOT A Horrible Idea? (22 Sep 2010, The Stir)
But if partying on an ocean liner decked out like the Titanic along with 1,308 other passengers (the exact number on the original) and traveling the same fateful route as the doomed ship excites you -- welcome aboard. And don't forget to thank God for global warming. Called "disaster tourism" by critics, the Titanic Memorial Cruise is almost sold out, with 30 passages sold to relatives of those who died. No word if these same people are interested in a zeppelin ride on May 6, 2037.

Titanic Mistake: Steering Error Sank Ship, Author Claims (22 Sep 2010, ABC News)
According to Louise Patten, the granddaughter of the only senior officer to survive the wreck, Charles Lightoller, Titanic hit the berg because the man at the wheel made a mistake, misunderstanding an order and turning right instead of left. Though the helmsman corrected the error shortly thereafter, the supposedly unsinkable ship was already on a collision course with the iceberg that would rip into her hull, taking the lives of some 1,500 people.

How The Titanic Tore Apart (22 Sep 2010, msnbc.com)
Experts are still analyzing their newly made 3-D maps of the Titanic shipwreck site, but they can already see that the great ship’s breakup was messier than most folks, including "Titanic" film director James Cameron, may have thought. “It wasn’t quite the way Cameron showed it in his movie,” expedition co-leader Dave Gallo observed.

The Truth About The Sinking Of The Titanic (21 Sep 2010, Telegraph.co.uk)
What then did he know that he wasn’t telling? 'After the collision,’ Patten goes on, 'my grandfather went down with the Captain and Murdoch to Murdoch’s cabin to get the firearms in case there were riots when loading the lifeboats. That is when they told him what had happened. Instead of steering Titanic safely round to the left of the iceberg, once it had been spotted dead ahead, the steersman, Robert Hitchins, had panicked and turned it the wrong way.’

Editor's Note: Testimony at both the U.S. and British hearings does not support this claim. Patten further claims Lightoller lied at both hearings at the request of Bruce Ismay to save White Star from bankruptucy if it was found negligent for the sinking. This sounds plausible but lacks any proof as both claims come second hand from her grandmother.

Titanic Exhibition Gives Rise To Truths Of The 20Th Century (20 Sept 2010, Waterloo Record)
Spread over two floors, the multimedia exhibition spans the inception and construction of the ship through its fateful voyage and aftermath, including recovery and conservation operations. After receiving replicas of boarding passes of actual passengers, gallerygoers travel back in time and experience what it was like aboard ship through the use of full-scale, facsimile installations. They even get up-close and personal with an iceberg.

Exhibition info:
www.TheMuseum.ca

Book Review–Titanic: Nine Hours To Hell, The Survivors' Story, By Wb Bartlett (19 Sept 2010, Independent)
What makes it so is not just that Bartlett can, unlike the authors of many Titanic books, actually write; but that he brings to the controversies which still surround the sinking a judicial sense of what constitutes conclusive evidence, and what does not. He makes plain that the recollections of survivors are so varied (and often conflicting) that some of the more bitter controversies (such as the role of the SS Californian, five miles away or 19, depending on whom you believe) are only kept going by taking the word of some and ignoring the testimony of all the rest.

Titanic Drama Will Show That The English Were Not All Villains (19 Sep 2010, Telegraph.co.uk)
Fellowes, who won an Oscar for his screenplay for Gosford Park, adds: "Ours is more of a tale of the people on board told from the perspective of the different classes and the crew. We are using real characters and fictional characters, but we develop the real as much as the fictional."

Titanic Memorial Cruises Go Down Well (18 Sep 2010m Mirror.co.uk-blog)
It will now be joined by 682-passenger Azamara Journey, which has been chartered for the occasion by the North Carolina-based Willtiger Corporation. The nine-night round trip from Boston will spend three days at the Titanic shipwreck site, and will receive live video feed from an underwater vehicle exploring the wreckage.

New Titanic Anniversary Cruise Announced (17 Sep 2010, AOL Travel News)
The company says guests will have the opportunity to "immerse themselves in the history and experience of Titanic," throughout the cruise including three memorial services and a wreath-laying to be held at the site where the ship hit an iceberg and sunk, and some 1,500 people lost their lives. "We'll be at the exact site at the exact time one-hundred years after the RMS Titanic met its demise to remember those lost and the ship," says Bill Willard, president of Willtiger. The cruise will also feature presentations "by a prestigious line-up of maritime and fashion researchers and historians, executives from international Titanic societies, and survivors' relatives," the company says.

Titanic Pigeon Forge Publishes Kodak Boy's Book (16 Sep 2010, WBIR-TV)
With such a wealth of knowledge, Luke decided to put his thoughts and imagination on paper with a Titanic book targeted to kids. And, during a chance meeting, his manuscript caught the eye of Mary Kellogg-Joslyn, the co-owner of the Titanic Museum Attraction Pigeon Forge. "He said, 'I've written a book about the Titanic, and I'd like to present it to you,'" says Kellogg-Joslyn. "I read the book and I said, 'Oh, Luke, you've touched all of us at the Titanic.'"

Expedition Bids Farewell To Titanic (16 Sep 2010, ‎msnbc)
An expedition to document the Titanic shipwreck site in 3-D has been brought to a quick end due to the approach of yet another hurricane. The RV Jean Charcot headed back from the site in the North Atlantic at midnight and is due back in port at St. John's, Newfoundland, on Friday. "Safety first," the Expedition Titanic team declared in a Facebook update. "The accelerated movement of Hurricane Igor means that we are leaving the wreck site earlier than expected. ... Even though we're leaving early, we still have plenty of great photos and videos to share over the coming weeks and months."

Carpathia Award For Rescue Of Titanic Survivors To Be Auctioned (15 Sep 2010, Art Daily)
One of the bronze medals presented to the crew of RMS Carpathia, following their heroic rescue of 705 survivors of the stricken Titanic on April 15 1912, is to be sold at Bonhams as part of The Marine Sale on 28 September 2010. Estimated at £2,000 – 4,000, the medal is inscribed: Presented to the Captain Officers and Crew of RMS Carpathia in recognition of gallant and heroic service From the Survivors of the SS Titanic April 15th 1912.

ITVPlots $15 Million Titanic Drama (13 Sep 2010, Variety)
ITV Studios, the production arm of Blighty's commercial net, is steaming ahead with a four-part £10 million ($15.4 million) miniseries about the tragic vessel. On board as co-producers are CanWest Global in Canada and TV3 in Ireland. Also helping to power the venture are Simon Vaughan's Lookout Point, Nigel Stafford-Clark's Deep Indigo Prods. and Canada's Sienna Films. News follows July's announcement that Italy's DeAngelis Group is developing "Titanic: The Untold Story of How it All Began," a $28 million TV miniseries (Variety, July 15).

Ocean Explorer Dessner at Titanic Wreckage Site for Mapping Work (11 Sep 2010, Suite101.com)
Since 1988 Michael Dessner has spent much of his working life at sea and this day is no different. It's September 11 2010 and he is on board the Jean Charcot 3700 metres above a ship that went down almost 100 years ago and has been talked about ever since - the unsinkable RMS Titanic. Dessner is part of a expedition he characterizes as a "...mapping and photographic mission" and in an email interview this week he said that he felt privileged to play a role and talked about what it was like to be working at the Titanic site with the researchers he's with.

Melbourne-Titanic Exhibition Extended To 7 November (10 Sep 2010, Altsounds.com)
Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition’s stay in Melbourne will now be extended until Sunday 7 November to meet overwhelming public demand.   The exhibition was originally due to close on Sunday 17 October, but following repeated sold out sessions and high public interest, the exhibition will now remain open for a further three weeks.

Hurricane Season Puts Titanic Expedition On Hold For Regina Scientists (9 Sep 2010, Global Saskatoon)
Hurricane season has put a Titanic expedition involving two Reginans on hold for two years. Lori Johnston and Sean Frisky were supposed to travel to one of the world’s most famous shipwrecks in early September to see how fast the Titanic is deteriorating. Due to hurricane season, however, the trip has been postponed until 2012 – the 100th Anniversary of the ship’s sinking.

Titanic Research Vessel Returns to Titanic After Hurricane Earl (9 Sep 2010, Suite101.com)
The Jean Charcot is back in Atlantic waters at the resting place of the sunken RMS Titanic. The ship's mission is to create a comprehensive map of the wreckage and debris field around the famed ship and this is the second time she's been there since the start of September 2010. She has already released compelling images of the site taken with equipment not available when it was last photographed. In late August researchers took hundreds of photos and hours of video at the site with underwater 'robots' before returning to the harbor at St. John's to wait out Hurricane Earl. On Monday evening Sept. 6 she left to return to the sunken liner's resting place and arrived there on Sept. 8.

Historians Remember Sinking Of 'Titanic Of Great Lakes' (8 Sep 2010, WISN Milwaukee)
It's been called the Titanic of the Great Lakes, and 150 years ago, the Lady Elgin sunk in Lake Michigan, killing at least 300 people. A schooner hit the ship on Sept. 8, 1860, on its return from Chicago. Generations later, the boat still has a deep connection to Milwaukee.

Cruise Passengers Criticised For Plans To 'Dress Up Like Jack And Rose'  (3 Sep 2010, Daily Mail)
Cruise passengers who plan to dress up as fictional characters from Steven Spielberg's hit film Titanic during a cruise to commemorate 100 years since the ship sank, have been slammed by a relative of a passenger who died in the tragedy. The Titanic Memorial Cruise, operated by the Fred.Olsen MS Balmoral ship, will trace the journey of the historic vessel 100 years later. Passengers booked to travel on the 12-night trip have discussed their plans for the anniversary, which include fancy dress, plans for dinner and dancing and laying wreaths, on online forums, prompting accusations of bad taste from fellow users.

City Titanic Memorial Is Restored (1 Sep 2010, BBC News)
A newly-restored memorial marking the bravery of the engineers who died when the ill-fated RMS Titanic sank 98 years ago will be unveiled in Southampton. Thousands of people attended the Titanic Engineer's Memorial in Andrews Park when it was unveiled in 1914. Work on the bronze monument began at the beginning of August.

Titanic Decay 'Not As Bad As Feared' (1 Sep 2010, BBC News)
An expedition to the Titanic wreck has revealed sharp new photos and video of the famous shipwreck, which appear to show that the vessel is not as badly corroded as was feared. The hi-resolution images show the ship's iconic bow, complete with railings, four kilometres below the surface.

AUGUST

New Images Of Titanic Are Revealed (30 Aug 2010, Mirror.co.uk)
An expedition surveying the wreck of the Titanic is showing off some crisp images of the world's most famous shipwreck. But officials from Expedition Titanic said in a statement they are now headed back to Newfoundland because high seas and winds brought on by hurricane Danielle are preventing researchers from carrying out their work. The team of scientists have been using a pair of robots to take thousands of photographs and hours of video of the wreck, which lies roughly 2.5 miles below the surface. The hi-resolution images include shots of the ship's bow, clearly showing the railing and anchors.

Calgary To See Titanic Exhibit (28 Aug 2010, Calgary Herald)
The facility's final show, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit, opens Feb. 11, 2011. The display uses items such as jewelry and structural pieces retrieved from the wreck to tell an interactive story about the ship's first and only journey. A version of the travelling exhibit pulled in $30 million from 451,120 visitors during its six-month run at Victoria's Royal B.C. Museum in 2007.

Viewing The Titanic Wreckage In High-Def 3-D (28 Aug 2010, msnbc.com-blog)
About 11 scientists and archeologists crowded around the special monitors. Everyone was wearing a pair of three-dimension glasses to take in the stunning visuals. The cameras, mounted to a Remotely Operated Vehicle, also called an ROV, sent back pictures live as it traveled along the starboard side of the submerged vessel. At times the port holes reflected back light. There’s still glass in some of those windows two miles down. As the cameras climbed up along the ship's side, it floated over the deck near the bow, and you could see anchor chains in place as if the ship had been at sea just days ago.

Royal Crown Derby Unveils Titanic Collection (26 Aug 2010, BBC News)
A Royal Crown Derby dinner service which was used on the Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage is being reproduced. The classic collection is being brought back to life by the firm to mark 100 years since the ship was built. The company was able to faithfully reproduce the designs by delving into its historic records. Creative director Louise Adams said: "We found the old pattern book in our archive and that was a great help.

Shire Horses And The Titanic Anchor's Journey (24 Aug 2010, Horsetalk)
There were several problems with the 2010 anchor pull. As soon as the horses started to move, the anchor on the cart slipped. Also, the cart had no brakes, so organisers had to hook a tractor to the rear of the cart to use as a brake. This again caused issues for the horses. It was also said that the horses could not get a firm grip on the road surface. So it was decided to remove the horses and haul the cart from Dudley to Netherton via tractor. Unfortunately, only about half a mile of the journey was made with the horses pulling the cart.

In New Approach To Titanic, An Exhibitor Aids Scientists (22 Aug 2010, New York Times)
Many archaeologists and others — including Robert D. Ballard of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, who led an American-French team that discovered the remains 25 years ago — wanted the site left untouched as a memorial. Some of them compared salvage efforts to grave robbing. Now, R.M.S. Titanic, the American company that has removed about 4,650 artifacts from the Titanic, will try to mend fences with the scientific community by sponsoring two voyages, the first of which sets sail on Sunday from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Instead of stripping the wreckage, these trips will include archeologists who will carefully document and map the site for the first time as a step toward creating a long-term archaeological management plan for it.

Titanic Ship Hero Campaigner Dies
(19 Aug 2010, BBC News)
A man who campaigned to clear the name of his uncle who was wrongly portrayed as a coward in the 1997 feature film Titanic has died. Scott Murdoch, who lived in south west Scotland, was outraged when his uncle William Murdoch - the SS Titanic's first officer - was shown shooting at passengers before taking his own life. He eventually won an apology from the film's makers.

Schoolgirl's Campaign To Honour Barmouth Titanic Hero (19 Aug 2010, Daily Post North Wales)
Her efforts to commemorate her hero were rewarded after she was asked by Barmouth Town Council to help mark the sailor’s heroism. The town council has set up a sub-committee, and invited Maddie to help sort out the plans in time for the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic in April 2012. The council hopes to erect a memorial to Lowe in time for the centenary. Barmouth mayor Phil Hill said: “I have spoken to descendants of Harold Lowe and they are delighted that we are considering commemorating his efforts when he organised saving passengers as the Titanic sank.”

Horses 'Overheat In Titanic Stunt' (17 Aug 2010, Metro)
The huge replica of the Titanic anchor is pulled through Dudley by the shire horses (Getty) The huge replica of the Titanic anchor is pulled through Dudley by the shire horses (Getty) The £50,000 anchor was being taken from Dudley to Netherton, in the West Midlands, by 20 shire horses – just as the original was 99 years ago. But they almost collapsed during the 2.4km (1.5-mile) journey as temperatures soared to 26C (79F), according to bystanders.

History Revisited As 20 Shire Horses Haul 16-Ton Titanic Anchor (16 Aug 2010, Daily Mail)
Yesterday’s re-enactment followed the route in reverse and was filmed for a new five-part series for Channel 4 and National Geographic called We Built Titanic.  During the final leg of the two-mile journey the anchor began to slip from its platform and organisers took the decision to complete the journey using a tractor, out of concern for the safety of the horses. The original anchor was cast by Hingley's of Netherton and was attached to the Titanic which sank on its maiden voyage in 1912.

Titanic Salvagers Awarded $110M (15 Aug 2010, Gulf Daily News)
The company with exclusive rights to salvage the Titanic is entitled to full compensation for artifacts worth about $110 million (BD41.4m) it recovered in a half-dozen perilous expeditions to the famous shipwreck, a federal judge has ruled. However, US District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith's ruling did not determine how RMS Titanic Inc will be paid. She said she could take up to a year to decide whether to give RMS title to about 5,900 artifacts or sell them and turn the proceeds over to the  company.

Salvage Company Is Entitled To Titanic Artifacts, Federal Judge Rules (15 Aug 2010, Richmond Times Dispatch)
The company with exclusive rights to salvage the Titanic is entitled to full compensation for artifacts worth about $110 million that it has recovered in a half-dozen perilous expeditions to the famous shipwreck, a federal judge has ruled. However, the ruling late Thursday by U.S. District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of Norfolk did not determine how RMS Titanic Inc. of Atlanta will be paid. She said she could take up to a year to decide whether to give RMS title to the approximately 5,900 artifacts or sell them and turn the proceeds over to the company.

Dropping Anchor To Engineer A Titanic Re-Creation (14 Aug 2010, The Star)
The project at Sheffield Forgemasters was commissioned by Channel 4 for a new five part series to be shown this autumn, titled We Built Titanic. Weighing approximately 16 tonnes, the anchor is the result of more than six months of meticulous planning, casting, forging and machining at the company's Brightside Lane base. Researchers for the series discovered that Forgemasters was the only company in the UK capable of manufacturing the heavy components required for the anchor. The finished product will be hammer tested - a tradition Edwardian method which uses a 10lb sledge hammer to test its durability - before being transported for display in Netherton, Dudley, where the original anchor was manufactured in the early 20th century.

Premier Exhibitions, Inc. Receives Salvage Award for Recovery of Titanic Artifacts (13 Aug 2010, MarketWatch-press release)
The Company has been awarded 100% of the fair market value of the artifacts, which the Court set at approximately one hundred ten million dollars. The Court has reserved the right to determine the manner in which to pay the award. It will determine by August 15, 2011, whether to pay the Company a cash award from proceeds derived from a judicial sale, or in the alternative, to issue the Company an award of title the artifacts with certain covenants and conditions which would govern their maintenance and future disposition.

Not Fully On Board In Cobh (11 Aug 2010, Irish Times)
The tour had a regurgitated feel to it, and finished, one hour later, at Jack Doyle’s Bar, where a complimentary drink was offered. “It could have been delivered with more humour and panache,” said Brian Emerson, one of the participants. My favourite moment was when a local shouted at the tour guide, “I hope you’re telling the truth now, Pat?”

Nine Hundred Years Of History Off To Belfast Docks (10 Aug 2010, Belfast Telegraph)
Nine hundred years of history are about to be entrusted to the removal men as they are packaged up and ferried to Belfast’s docks. Archivists, conservators and curatorials at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) are bringing in the bubble wrap as they transfer some 3 million documents from their Balmoral Avenue headquarters to their new premises in the Titanic Quarter.

Netherton To Welcome Home Titanic Anchor (9 Aug 2010, Stourbridge News)
Netherton will be turning back the clock to the Edwardian era on Sunday as it holds a celebratory event to welcome home a replica Titanic anchor. The community event will see a life size reproduction 15 and three quarter ton anchor, from the world famous ship, being returned to the Black Country in a spectacular parade as it is towed by 20 shire horses. The celebration is being filmed by television crews as part of a Channel Four documentary about the Edwardian industrial era, in which the Black Country played a significant part.

Officials To Measure Rot Of Titanic Site (9 Aug 2010, Metro Canada - Halifax)
Next week scientists are heading back down to the Titanic and they’re taking some extreme technology with them. They’ll create a three-dimensional map of the wreck and assess the ship’s rate of deterioration. The deterioration is “very controversial,” said local Titanic expert Steve Blasco, who is a scientist based at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO). “Some say the rate of corrosion and the rate of which the ship is falling apart means within a couple of decades it could collapse. Others say it’s protected by corrosion and it will still be here in 100 years or so,” he said.

Titanic Memorial Trip Planned For 2012 (8 Aug 2010, Irish Central)
As the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster approaches, a wave of Titanic-themed tourism is set to mark the event. Cruise companies are offering ‘disaster cruises’ to the spot where the famed liner sank into the ocean after striking an iceberg in April 1912. Fred Olsen Lines, which is using its luxury liner the MS Balmoral for the voyage, will travel the same route as the doomed ship.

Southampton's Titanic Museum Plan Gets Green Light
(2 Aug 2010, BBC News)
Southampton City Council says it will consider selling off assets and short-term borrowing to raise the extra £10m needed to build a £15m maritime museum. It had planned to sell artwork to raise £5m of the total £15m cost but dropped the idea after criticism. In March, it was awarded a £4.6m lottery grant. The museum is due to open in 2012 for the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's ill-fated voyage from the city. The plan for the disused magistrates' court was approved on Monday.


JULY
Press Release: Doubts About Titanic Expedition (28 Jul 2010, Seawise & Titanic)
[The following press release was received via email. Since it was not from a copyrighted news
source, the full release is appended. As with all press releases, all information contained is from the source and does not the reflect the views of the distributor or news agency that reports them.]

Press release 28th July 2010

          RMS Titanic Inc’s press release yesterday about conducting a survey next month on the famous wreck has guaranteed a lot of public interest and not all favourable. The company’s finances have been in question, like those of her parent company, Premier Exhibitions Inc. making people wonder how they have managed to attract enough investors to pay for this trip. As there are well known attempts by RMS Titanic Inc. to try and claim ownership of artefacts they have recovered in the past and mentions of using money from expected salvage awards, it would be fair to assume this is how they intend to fund themselves. However, there is a big problem that appears to have been overlooked. They have never been granted these rights through the courts and who would lose out most if the survey does not go ahead or fails? Would they go bankrupt?

           On 26th October 2009 RMS Titanic Inc. addressed a court in Norfolk, Virginia to establish their claims and are still waiting for the judge’s announcement. For whatever reason, they mentioned the name of our group, Seawise & Titanic (Douglas J. Faulkner-Woolley), as contesting their claims to ownership of the wreck and for salvage rights of the Titanic but we also the Queen Elizabeth (Seawise University), which is now based in Hong Kong harbour. We were completely unaware of this until a reporter from an international Irish newspaper telephoned us to ask some questions and filled us in with what had happened. As a result, we sent a file of legal documents to the court stating our claims dating back to 1972 and affidavits signed through legal courts dated 1984, seven years after the Titanic was located and photographed by HMS Hecate, a Royal Navy ship under the title of ‘The SOLLIS Project’, and a year before Dr. Robert Ballard’s expedition to Titanic in 1985. For more details go to the website www.swsalvors.co.uk. Our claims have yet to be dismissed, either since 1972 or through this present time.

              Seawise & Titanic has it’s own expedition to Titanic planned in the near future to do a full 3D survey, with the latest technology developed in Britain, a well-known television company based in London and an internationally famous television network to show our pioneering work to the world’s audience.

Yours faithfully,

Timothy L. Coyle

Press Officer

Seawise & Titanic


Statue Of Captain Smith Of The Titanic Is Restored (28 Jul 2010, BBC News)
A famous bronze statue of Captain Smith, master of the ill-fated Titanic ship, has a new look. The statue, which was erected in Beacon Park in Lichfield in 1914, has been restored, as part of a project to improve the cathedral area of the city. It was created by a famous sculptor of the time, Lady Kathleen Scott. Lady Scott knew herself of the grief of losing a man to his duty; she was the widow of Robert Falcon Scott, the doomed Captain Scott of the Antarctic.

25 Years After Titanic's Discovery, New Expedition Seeks To Virtually Raise The Wreck
(27 Jul 2010, GlobeNewsWire-Press Release)
In what is arguably the most technologically advanced scientific expedition to Titanic ever organized, RMS Titanic, Inc. has brought together a team of leading archaeologists, oceanographers and scientists including The Institute of Nautical Archaeology, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Sanctuaries Program, and The National Park Service's Submerged Resources Center to execute this historic "mission of firsts." Launching from St. John's, Newfoundland on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, this 20-plus day expedition will employ revolutionary acoustic imaging, sonar technologies and high resolution optical, video and 3-D imaging to provide the first comprehensive view of the entire wreck site with unprecedented accuracy and clarity.

Cash Boost For Bid To Revamp Titanic Memorial (23 Jul 2010, Get Surrey)
Plans to improve the memorial to Titanic hero Jack Phillips have moved forward after the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund announced initial support of £25,600. Waverley said the money would help with start-up costs, including employing a member of staff for six to eight months as the council preparesafull bid for major improvements to the Grade II-listed park.

US Company Sues For $1.38M Over 'Titanic' Exhibit (20 Jul 2010, Irish Times)
 RMS Titanic Inc is suing Citywest Productions Ltd, Citywest Park, Saggart, Co Dublin, and HSS, trading as the Mansfield group, in proceedings transferred to the Commercial Court yesterday. RMS Titanic Inc, based in Atlanta, Georgia, claims it has the exclusive worldwide rights to present exhibitions of artefacts recovered from the wreck. It claims it had in November 2009 agreed to grant a licence to Citywest Productions to present a touring exhibition of artefacts at Citywest Hotel for six months beginning on December 19th, 2009.

Negotiations Stalled To Obtain Ship Wreckage For Museum Exhibit (19 Jul 2010, Montreal Gazette)
Motivated by plans to mount an exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the huge ship's 1914 sinking in the St. Lawrence River — and the deaths of more than 1,000 passengers and crew — the Canadian Museum of Civilization had begun talks with diver Philippe Beaudry about the possible purchase of more than 200 objects that he has recovered from the wreck, which was finally declared a national historic site last year. But Chantal Schryer, the museum's vice-president of public affairs, told Postmedia News on Monday that, for now, a disagreement over the value of the relics — including the ship's bell, which Beaudry once claimed is worth $1 million by itself — has sunk any proposed deal.

Titanic Anchor Procession To Be Replayed (16 Jul 2010, expressandstar.com)
The replica anchor will be placed on a temporary plinth in Northfield Road for filming before relocating to the Black Country Living Museum for 12 months, while a permanent base is created and installed in Netherton. Dudley Councillor David Stanley, cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “This is wonderful news for Netherton and the borough. We have so much to be proud of.” The anchor cost about £40,000 to produce in Sheffield for the show. The procession takes place on the afternoon of Sunday, August 15.

'Jack Phillips' - The Man Who Tried To Save The Titanic (15 Jul 2010, BBC News)
On 20 May 1912 The Times newspaper announced that a memorial fountain was to be built in memory of 'Jack' Phillips. Godalming's Mayor, Alderman E Bridger had received numerous enquiries from around the globe asking if people could help finance it. The memorial cloister and grounds were designed by local eminent architect Hugh Thackeray Turner and famous gardener Gertrude Jekyll who was also a Godalming resident. The public gave generously, even 'Jack's' colleague Harold Bride donated the sum of £1 5 d towards the building. On the 15 April 1914, two years to the day after the ship sunk, the memorial opened.

Bid To Revamp Godalming Titanic Memorial Moves Forward (13 Jul 2010, BBC News)
A bid to revamp a memorial in Surrey to Jack Phillips, chief telegraphist on the Titanic, has moved forward. Waverley council said it had received initial support in a bid for funds to restore the Grade II-listed Phillips Memorial Cloister and improve the park. The Godalming memorial, built in 1914, is said to be the largest of any built to remember a single Titanic victim. The council wants to restore the memorial in time for the 2012 centenary of the sinking of the ship.

Harland & Wolff Charting A New Course With Ocean Energy Technology (13 Jul 2010, Irish Times)
A century ago Harland & Wolff was one of the most successful shipbuilders in the world with a workforce of 15,000 people. Today, the giant cranes remain one of Belfast’s most enduring landmarks but not a single ship has been built in the city in the last seven years. But Harland is fast becoming a “go to” specialist in the renewable energy sector. It has been involved in a range of projects from massive wind turbines to ocean energy generators.

Premier Exhibitions Narrows Loss In Fiscal 1Q (9 Jul 2010, BusinessWeek)
Premier Exhibitions Inc. late Thursday reported that it narrowed its loss in the fiscal first quarter as it cut costs and boosted revenue. Premier posted a loss of $1.5 million, or 3 cents per share, for the quarter ended May 31. That compares with a loss of $5.8 million, or 20 cents per share, in the same quarter of the prior year. Revenue, however, grew to $11.1 million from $10.9 million. The company said it had fewer exhibitions and attendance at those events were down. However it reduced its operating expenses by more than 50 percent.

Belfast's Titanic Quarter: Back To The Slipway (8 Jul 2010, The Economist)
Politicians and businessmen are adamant that an ambitious plan for large-scale redevelopment of Belfast’s former shipyards will not be thrown off course by a feeble economy and the coming fiscal squeeze. The aim of what is one of Europe’s biggest waterfront developments is to transform 185 acres of mostly derelict, post-industrial landscape into a whole new face for the city.

Titanic Exhibition Set For Indiana State Museum (6 Jul 2010, Chicago Tribune)
Artifacts from the Titanic are coming to the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis this fall. The museum said Tuesday the exhibition opens Sept. 25. It's called "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition."The 7,000-square-foot show includes 24 artifacts from the wreckage of the ship that sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic 98 years ago, killing 1,522 people. Museum Vice President Rex Garniewicz tells the Indianapolis Star the items include "china, personal objects carried by passengers, up to actual parts of the ship that have been recovered from the sea floor."

Exhibition runs from 25 Sept 2010-January 2011.
For more information: www.indianamuseum.org

Pistol Used To Steal Coal For RMS Titanic Appears For Sale (July 2010, Paul Fraser Collectibles)
Britain was then in the grip of a national coal strike, and the Titanic's owners White Star Liner feared that there wouldn't be enough fuel to power the mammoth ship. To deal with the situation, George Frederick Bull, a bursar for the company, travelled with his colleague, R McPherson, to Wallasey in Merseyside. There, they stole coal from the striking miners at gun-point. Today, almost a century later, the 104-year-old pistol which played such a crucial role in the launching the Titanic has appeared for sale on the collectors' markets. The gun is being sold by Antiques Storehouse of Portsmouth, UK, priced £200,000.

(Editors note: I am attempting to verify whether such an incident actually happened. White Star did need coal for Titanic and canceled the sailings of its other vessels to use their coal. It seems unlikely they would have to resort to stealing coal by gun point.)

Update (5 Jul 2010)
Thus far, I am unable to confirm such an incident took place. In fact this is probably one of those myths connected to Titanic that has cropped up over the years. Consider the ramifications. If a White Star employee stole coal from miners at gun point, it would become public knowledge. The miners would speak out about it. The police would be informed and the press would have a field day announcing how White Star stole coal from striking miners so that rich could cross the Atlantic. Then there is the problem of transporting coal. This is not charcoal neatly packed into bags. One has to load it into a coal bin for transport back to Southampton presumably by train. White Star already had coal on hand from its other ships to meet its needs. And they would buy more coal in New York where no strike was going on.

Unless there is actual proof (news accounts, witness statements, police etc) we must be skeptical and label this as unproven. And the auction house is advised to reconsider its claim about the gun being used to steal coal for Titanic.JUNE

Ice Patrol Chief Had 'Terrific Three Years' (30 June 2010, TheDay.com)
The day after this year's 98th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, a cargo ship en route from Germany to Canada struck an iceberg. The Federal Kushiro ignored published warnings about icebergs and sea ice and took a shortcut through the Strait of Belle Isle, north of Newfoundland, on April 16, said Cmdr. Scott Rogerson. No one was injured, but the iceberg took a large chunk out of the ship's bow. Rogerson told that story Tuesday at Fort Trumbull to highlight the importance of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol's mission of monitoring iceberg danger near the Grand Banks of Newfoundland and warning mariners of the risk of iceberg collision. Rogerson then turned over command of the unit to Cmdr. Lisa Mack and retired from the service. "It was a terrific three years," he said. "We accomplished a lot. Most importantly, we maintained our record of protecting mariners from icebergs."

Ballard Brings Expeditions To A Computer Near You In Real Time (28 June 2010, TheDay.com)
Visitors to the aquarium will be able to attend four daily presentations in which they will not only learn about Ballard's latest expedition but will be able to watch it live on a huge high-definition screen as well. They will also be able to talk to the scientists and engineers aboard the Okeanos Explorer and Nautilus, the two ships Ballard will be using in the Black and Aegean seas and the Pacific Ocean this summer to explore, among other things, ancient wrecks that could contain the mummified remains of 2,000-year-old sailors and a massive underwater volcano where marine life lives in boiling water. At some point, aquarium visitors will also be able to help pilot remotely operated underwater vehicles the ships use to explore - even though they will be thousands of miles away.

Colne Exhibition Tribute To Titanic Bandmaster (28 June 2010, ‎Burnley Citizen)
Tributes were paid in Pendle to the Colne bandmaster who died while conducting a band on the Titantic. A Wallace Hartley exhibition was displayed at the Colne Muni over the weekend which saw residents commemorate the life of the conductor.

The Museum Lands Major Titanic Exhibit (24 June 2010, Waterloo Record)
More than 150 artifacts from the world’s most famous shipwreck are coming to town for a four-month show. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit will run at The Museum, 10 King St. W., from Sept. 23 to Jan. 23. “When I looked inside the cases at some of the artifacts it truly is — it really makes you stop,” David Marskell, the museum’s executive director, said in an interview Wednesday. “It is an amazing story that has endured for a hundred years.” This will be the largest exhibit yet staged at The Museum and it expects to set a new attendance record.

Further info at: http://www.thechildrensmuseum.ca

Indian Orchard's Titanic Museum Keeps the Memories Alive (21 June 2010, Business West)
Kamuda began correspondence with many of those survivors, and when Walter Belford, chief night baker aboard the Titanic, passed away in 1963, he found out that his New York City landlord threw out most of the man’s possessions. “When I heard this, I was very upset,” Kamuda said, “and at that moment I decided, ‘I’m going to form a museum to preserve all of those precious memories.’ That’s how all this came about.”

Premier Exhibitions' Largest Shareholder To Sell Stake (21 June 2010, Reuters)
Premier Exhibitions Inc (PRXI.O) said it is assessing strategic alternatives and its largest shareholder Sellers Capital Master Fund Ltd has begun seeking a buyer for its 46 percent stake in the exhibition operator. The fund, facing redemption requests, plans to return all capital to its investors over the next 12 to 18 months, Premier said in a statement.The company, struggling with low attendance levels at its exhibitions, has restructured its business, raised capital and amended or severed ties with trading partners in an effort to turn its fortunes around.

Titanic Gift To Belfast Takes A Bow (21 June 2010, Belfast Telegraph)
A replica 30 foot section of the bow of the famous 'unsinkable' ship has been unveiled beside the berthing dock where the Titanic was built in Belfast almost a century ago. The bow has been recreated for a forthcoming Channel 4 and National Geographic TV series called “We Built Titanic” due to air this autumn. But last night it was presented as a “gift to Belfast” as a permanent sculpture which will attract tourists and Titanic enthusiasts alike.

Priest Draws Ties Between Titanic, Oil Spill (19 June 2010, Traverse City Record Eagle)
A 30-year ordained priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Bechard currently is pastor of Saints Simon and Jude Parish in Westland. But he's never far from his hobby. His books on the Titanic fill two shelves topped by a light-up, remote-controlled model of the ship he spent years building. His fascination with the ship culminated in a 1996 cruise to the wreck site to watch an attempt to bring up a portion of the hull that had broken off. Passengers also attended daily lectures by world-class Titanic experts and took part in an experiment to determine if the distress signals placed by the Titanic could have been seen by the Californian, a nearby vessel that failed to come to the Titanic's rescue the night it sank.

The Titanic To Take A Bow (17 June 2010, Belfast Telegraph)
Almost 100 years after the Titanic was built, a 30ft replica section of the ship's bow has been constructed to bring the ship back to life and celebrate the skills and innovation of Belfast ship workers. The public is invited to the unveiling of the mammoth project which is situated alongside the Titanic Dock and Pumphouse in the Northern Ireland Science Park, Queen's Island, Belfast, on Sunday June 20, at 5.30pm.

Dogs Greet Visitors To Titanic Museum (16 June 2010, Alton Telegraph)
Be prepared to go overboard this summer for a museum attraction in the Ozark hills. It’s not often one finds a ship in the Midwest, but in Branson, there is a replica of the world’s most famous vessel and its newest attraction that pays tribute to the dogs on board. Titanic, the world’s largest museum and exhibit of the ship that sank in 1912, now is featuring the "Mighty Mascots." "Carter and Molly are a loveable pair of King Charles spaniels destined to steal visitor’s hearts," said John Joslyn, the museum’s owner. Joslyn called the dogs the Titanic’s emissaries. "They welcome guests each and every day," he said.

Schoolgirl's Bid To Honour Barmouth's Titanic Hero (10 June 2010, BBC News)
A schoolgirl has launched a campaign to create a memorial to Titanic hero Harold Lowe in his home town. Maddie Matthews, 15, of Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, was shocked to learn Barmouth has no plaque to mark the sailor's efforts to rescue survivors. Fifth Officer Lowe, played by Hollywood actor Ioan Gruffudd in the 1997 film, rowed a lifeboat back to pull four people from the freezing water. Maddie wants the memorial up in time for the tragedy's centenary in 2012.

Tenn. Titanic Museum Attraction Draws Large Crowds (9 June 2010, Cedartown Standard)
The new Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. has been open for just two months and already more than 135,000 “passengers” have toured the painstakingly authentic recreation of the world’s most famous ship. The world’s largest Titanic Museum Attraction, which is also the newest major attraction in the popular resort area surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is exceeding its business projections in all areas and sells completely out of tickets on most days. Because of the overwhelming response to the new museum, visitors are being urged to purchase tickets in advance or to make reservations by phone.

From The Archive, 29 April 1912: Titanic Survivors At Plymouth (9 June 2010, The Guardian)
In the town, the church bells began to send out a sweet ringing over the water, and that must have been the first sound from shore to reach the ears of those on deck. We could see them dimly through the glass, leaning over the side and staring at the grey terraces of Plymouth, whence the homely smoke of breakfasts was rising. Meanwhile, on shore a strange welcome was being prepared. Never was there a reception from which all emotion, all gladness had been more carefully eliminated. Here were 170 men and women saved from death and returning to their families.

Titanic Relics Shed Light On Human Face Of Tragedy (7 June 2010, The Age)
To mark Titanic's first visit to Australia, organisers decided to included a section showcasing local links to the tragedy. "It's interesting that there were six passengers and crew on board Titanic with ties to Australia," Ms Mure says. "There was even a crew member from Melbourne, Dan Campbell, but we don't know that much about him." "There are other passengers from Adelaide and from Sydney. It's so interesting that this event touched people from all corners of the world."

Tragedy Of The Lancastria (5 June 2010, Express.co.uk)
There was no sign of the Cunard liner Lancastria that was supposed to be transporting back to England some of the last British troops and civilians left in France following the successful evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk. On that tragic day she was bombed by German planes and when her upturned hull sank beneath the waves 20 minutes later, the death toll from the incident climbed to some 3,500. It was the worst maritime disaster in British history, easily eclipsing the 1,523 deaths resulting from the sinking of the Titanic. Yet whereas the Titanic’s demise is one of the best documented events in the 20th century, the anniversary of Lancastria’s sinking has always remained in the shadows, overshadowed too by the Dunkirk evacuation 22 days earlier.




MAY

Titanic Musician And Palace Intruder In Biographical Dictionary (27 May 2010, BBC News)
A teenager who broke into Buckingham Palace three times and the Titanic band leader are among 90 people added to the updated Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Dictionary editor Philip Carter said they were examples of lives that were connected with well-known events. Edward Jones claimed he sat upon the throne during his palace escapades in the late 1830s, his entry says. Wallace Hartley famously played on deck as the Titanic sank in 1912. The dictionary was first published in 2004, and now contains 57,348 lives, with about 300 added every year. No living person is included in the dictionary.

Student Embark On Titanic Learning Voyage (26 May 2010, Montgomery Newspapers)
Dressed to the nines, third-grade students in Angie Cannon and Mary Chalmers class boarded the Titanic May 19 to bring their study of the early 20th century disaster to life — with one small change, their boat would not be sinking.With passports in hand, the Upper Moreland Intermediate School students walked the ramp and entered the boat that would be taking them from England to America.To simulate the journey the classrooms were decorated with portholes, first-, second- and third-class menus as well as the outline of the ship around their desks.

Titanic Survivor Remembered And Family Feud Healed (24 May 2010, Irish Central)
Sixteen of Buckley’s descendants each laid a rose on her grave after two of her great-great-grandnieces unveiled the marker. “I think Catherine would be very proud right now,’’ said Charles A. Haas, president of the Titanic International Society. Buckley’s death led to a rift in the family with her half sister blamed for her death. Only on Saturday was the family able to achieve closure. Relatives of Margaret her half sister and her Irish family were there. In a strange twist, Buckley was never supposed to be on the Titanic. Buckley’s ticket was originally for Boston aboard the Cymeric, a smaller ship owned by the White Star Line but a strike intervened. She was transferred to the “unsinkable’’ Titanic, set to arrive in New York in April 1912.

Titanic Victim Gets Headstone In West Roxbury (19 May 2010, WBZ )
A Titanic historian, Bracken discovered Buckley's plot and was shocked to find no stone.  He worked to have one donated by a local monument company Thomas Carrigg and Sons, whose owner says he gets many requests from families when they discover unmarked graves.  This one was historically different.  "I always thought everyone had been buried up north, in Nova Scotia or Maine, or even buried at sea," said Thomas Carrigg.

Titanic Artefacts On Show-Melbourne (17 May 2010, Australian Geographic)
Battered and scarred from decades on the seafloor, each artefact – from a bronze cherub to a child’s marbles – has its own story to tell. A two-tonne fragment of the ship’s hull and a massive steel entrance door hint at the Titanic’s sheer size. A twisted chandelier frame and an ornate bench end, perfume vials and gold jewellery, all echo the grandeur of the 'Gilded Age.' Hand-cut crystal dishes used by first-class passengers contrast with plain, heavy crockery from the third class. Luggage bags, items of clothing – some marked with identifiable names – and even paper documents, amazingly preserved, evoke the stories of passengers from all walks of life, so many of whom were never to reach their destination.

Titanic Exhibit Worth The Drive-Pigeon Forge (16 May 2010, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle)
It is an unusual scene when one visits the Great Smoky Mountains and suddenly spies a life-size replica of the RMS Titanic. There's no ocean anywhere near, but there it is in beautiful Pigeon Forge, looming above the buildings and scenery as if it had completed its voyage across the sea. We were pleasantly surprised that Ernest and his guests are eligible for tickets at half price because he is a resident of the county. Tickets are about $25 but well worth it. The walk through the exhibit is slow because of the large amount of information and number of artifacts, retrieved years ago from the sunken ship. Seats are available along the way for those who need to rest during the trek.

24 Hours In Halifax (15 May 2010, Sydney Morning Herald)
9.30am The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has about 26,000 items in its collection but it's the handful of artefacts from the Titanic that lures most visitors into the waterfront museum. Halifax was the nearest city to the world's most famous shipwreck and three Halifax ships were involved in the rescue efforts. Maritime tradition was for rescuers to take souvenirs from notable shipwrecks and in the museum are items such as a Titanic deckchair, parts of the balustrade from the grand staircase, the liner's only intact cabinet, a child's shoes and an officer's buttons. On a wall are the names of all Titanic passengers, with the survivors in white type and the dead in black.

Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition-Melbourne(14 May 2010, The Age)
With 1517 passengers killed (including the man responsible for the design), and another 706 rescued (including the White Star Line's chairman, responsible for the number of lifeboats), there is plenty of human drama. RMS Titanic Inc obtained the rights under admiralty law, after Ballard relinquished ownership rights. Over seven dives, it retrieved some 5500 artefacts. Despite this, one of the most startling images from the exhibition is pinned to the outside of the Titanic-sized Melbourne Museum. Taken in a Belfast dry dock, the photograph depicts the ship's builders dwarfed next to the propellers.

(Editors note: The writer is incorrect about Ballard reliquishing ownership rights. At the time Ballard was under contract with the U.S. Navy and maritime law forbids those in government employ (or its agents) from asserting salvage rights over civilian wrecks. RMS Titanic Inc went out, retrieved items from the wreck, and went to federal court to prove it had a claim. They were awarded salvor-in-possession status.)

Nomadic Trust 'Time Capsule' Plan (13 May 2010, BBC News)
The body set up to oversee the restoration of the SS Nomadic has delayed a key bid for lottery funds. It has done so in order to incorporate an idea to turn the clock back a century at Belfast docks. Initially, it was expected that the Nomadic Trust would seek £1.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help restore the White Star vessel. Its bid for more money - to be submitted this year - will now include a "1911 time capsule concept." The Nomadic Trust decided it needed to broaden the project's scope following discussions on the matter.

Titanic Treasures (9 May 2010, Leader News)
Many of the 5000-odd artefacts plucked from the seabed since the wreck’s discovery have made their first journey to Australia for the Melbourne Museum exhibition. Cheryl Mure, vice-president of the company that owns the salvage rights to the wreck, said seeing the artefacts first-hand would give patrons a new understanding of the horrific events of April 15, 1912. “When you get to stand there surrounded by objects that were on that ship and hear the stories of people who survived and those who perished, it can be a very moving experience,” Ms Mure said.

British Warship Rescues Family After Yacht Hits Iceberg (9 May 2010, FOXNews)
Carl Lomas and Tracey Worth, also known as Lord and Lady Hollinsclough, were sailing to Cape Town with their daughters, Caitland and Morgause Lomas, believed to be in their teens. They ran into trouble in the South Atlantic after hitting a low-lying iceberg similar to the one that sank the Titanic. Falmouth Coastguard helped authorities in the Falkland Islands locate the vessel - named Yacht Hollinsclough - which had taken on water and suffered engine failure. "What they've hit is a 'growler', where hardly anything is out of the water and the majority is submerged," a coastguard spokesman explained. "It is very similar to what the Titanic hit. You can track them by radar or visual lookout, but you can't see them all."

Titanic's 'Kate' Found Buried In Boston (7 May 2010, thebostonchannel.com)
Her body had been found by the cable ship Mackay-Bennett, chartered by White Star Line, a week after the sinking. According to the ship’s log, she would have been wearing a long blue overcoat, a blue serge jacket and skirt, a white blouse, blue corsets and gray knickers. While most were buried in Nova Scotia, Kate’s sister Margaret asked that Kate complete her journey and be brought to Boston for burial. While she was buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Roxbury, her grave was unmarked and lacking a headstone. In 2004, her grave was located by Bracken and another member of the historical society. (Hat tip to Mike for sending news tip.)

Titanic Attraction Remarkably Engaging And Respectful (7 May 2010, Asheville Citizen-Times)
But beyond the goofball exterior is a remarkably informative, entertaining and, yes, respectful museum. In addition to its treasure trove of authentic artifacts — a deck chair, Mrs. Astor's actual life jacket, a crew member's penknife — it recounts in detail the lives of dozens of the ship's passengers who might otherwise have been forgotten.

Titanic Exhibit Returns To COSI (6 May 2010, NBC4i.com)
Now back for a return engagement this spring and summer at COSI: "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition." This time around, there are new attractions. A partnership with the Phoenix Children's Theater brings actors in costume and character to mingle with guest passengers on the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic, which sunk in 1912.

Staff Says Goodbye To St. Vincent's Hospital (1 May 2010, New York Times)
The exodus of Village residents to other hospitals is backed up by State Health Department data, which show that before the closing, the 11 nearest zip codes accounted for only 37 percent of St. Vincent’s patients. When the Titanic sank, Sister Kevin said, the Sisters of Charity wired the rescue ship, the Carpathia, that St. Vincent’s ambulances would be waiting at the dock, but would take only passengers from steerage. They knew, she said, that the rich passengers would be taken care of.


APRIL

Niece Of Scots Titanic Violinist Releases Cook Book In His Memory (30 April 2010, stv.tv)
Yvonne Hume is the great nice of Scottish violinist John Law Hume, who died after the liner struck an iceberg on April 14, 1912. He drowned after continuing to play the violin while the ship sank, as he tried to ease the huge panic onboard. And Yvonne, who has been fascinated by the story of the sinking of The Titanic for some years, has now decided to release a book all about the decadent surroundings on board, focusing on the food served to passengers, to honour John’s memory.

The Titanic Honour And Glory Exhibition Travels Back In Time (28 April 2010, Daily Echo)
Exhibits range from authentic White Star line china to furniture and more personal items of memorabilia, showcasing letters, photographs and clothing from almost a hundred years ago. The artefacts include extremely rare objects such as the silver cup presented to Captain Smith to mark his 25th year with the White Star Line and an original port ledger. This record of the Port of Southampton includes details of Titanic’s arrival and departure. One of the most poignant artefacts is a pocket watch which stopped at 2.28am, the moment Titanic sank below the waves reminding us of the thousands of people left to the mercy of the freezing ocean.

Mystery Over Titanic Hero Tributes Is Solved (23 April 2010, Get Surrey)
The mystery of who leaves flowers on the Godalming memorial to Titanic hero Jack Phillips on his birthday each April has been solved after more than two decades.  It has been revealed the floral tribute is sent by an author who lives on Jersey and visits the town each spring.  Mandy Le Boutillier, a compliance officer who writes in her spare time, is not a relative but said she was fascinated by Mr Phillips' story and had spent the past few years calling at places he regularly visited and writing a biography on his life. She visits the British Titanic Society’s convention in Southampton annually and on her return places flowers on the fountain in the Phillips Memorial Cloister and on the family grave in Nightingale Road. Ms Le Boutillier said she always left her initials on the card along with her message ‘TU OM GN’ – Marconi wireless code for ‘Thank you old man, good night'.

Titanic Resurfaces in the Gumoshtnik Village, Bulgaria (April 2010, Balkan Travellers)
“These are the two memorials for those who died in the Balkan Wars, and behind them is that for the Titanic victims,” Doycho explains. The stone human-size obelisk looks quite tidy – tilted with the years, it has been straightened back up, and the faded names of the eight men from Gumoshtnik have been refreshed with bronze used for stoves. It was built by the victims’ relatives with part of the money they got from Lloyd’s, the company that insured the passengers. Besides Bulgaria, the only countries that have made memorials to the drowned people are the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland. “In memory of those who sunk in the Atlantic Ocean with the ship Titanic in the year 1912,” the writing on the monument reads, in old Bulgarian style, followed by the names of the deceased.

Titanic's Only Donegal Casualty Remembered (20 April 2010, Derry Today)
Neal McNamee, (27), was born in Ruskey, Convoy, on 29th August, 1884, son of William McNamee,Farm Labourer and Catherine (née Gordon). Like so many young Donegal people, he took the emigration trail to England to escape the poverty of Ireland. Securing employment as Provisions Manager with Bournemouth and Salisbury based Liptons Tea, where he married Plymouth born, 19 year old Eileen O'Leary. After a period working for Lipton's, Neal was offered a position at Lipton Ltd in America. Sir Thomas Lipton himself wrote a letter of introduction to his General Manager in New York. The newlyweds boarded the vessel at Southampton as third class passengers (ticket number 376566, price £16 and two shillings), on the 10th April.

Heston Blumenthal's Titanic Menu Slammed (18 April 2010, Daily Echo)
He’s considered Britain’s finest chef, but his latest culinary creation has left a bad taste in Southampton.
The multi-Michelin starred Heston Blumenthal will next week serve up a Titanic-themed menu – billed as the “greatest feast never eaten: the last meal on the Titanic” – on his new Channel 4 show. A group of six celebrities will dine on an extravagant offerings finishing with a dessert known as a flambéed iceberg, which translates as “flamed iceberg”. Local experts and relatives of Titanic survivors and victims last night branded Heston’s Titanic Feast as “sick” and “disrespectful”.

Letter From First-Class Titanic Passenger Fetches £55000 At Auction (18 April 2010, Daily Mail)
A letter from a first-class passenger on the Titanic fetched £55,000 at auction - a record price for a piece of written correspondence from the ship. The piece was penned by Adolphe Saafeld, on three sides of stationery from the doomed vessel, to his 'wifey.' His words give a rare glimpse into day to day life on the maiden voyage of the Titanic which sank on April 15 1912 taking 1,517 people with it. The letter was one of 350 lots of White Star Line memorabilia sold on Saturday by auctioneer Henry Aldridge and Son, in Devizes, Wiltshire. The letter, composed five days before the disaster, was sold to an unidentified museum in Britain, which has yet to formally announce its purchase.

A Titanic Event (17 April 2010, Waterbury Republican American)
Ninety-eight years later, Foxwoods Resort Casino is paying tribute to a tragedy that continues to resonate, with "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition." The exhibit contains more than 125 artifacts conserved from the ship's debris field. The showcase offers visitors a poignant look at this iconic ship and its passengers. On Thursday, a somber celebration marked the anniversary of the ship's sinking. Chris Reimer, fourth-class cadet with the Coast Guard Academy, performed "Taps." Organizers placed a ceremonial wreath outside the exhibit, which read: "In memory of the 1,517 souls who lost their lives when Titanic sank at 2:20 a.m., April 15, 1912."

International Ice Patrol Honours Titanic Victims (16 April 2010, TheChronicleHerald.ca)
The patrol will drop three wreaths into the Atlantic today from a U.S. Coast Guard plane in memory of the Titanic victims. A 16-member unit of the U.S. Coast Guard, the patrol deploys a team to Newfoundland every two weeks during iceberg season, which runs January to August. It issues a daily report for mariners in the Grand Banks area. The patrol works closely with the Canadian Coast Guard and the Canadian Ice Service, which is operated by Environment Canada, Rogerson said. More than two dozen people attended the memorial including three members of the First Armdale Boy Scout Troop and their leader Peter Koskolos.

Descendants Toll Bell For Mayo 11 Who Perished On Board 'Titanic' (16 April 2010, Irish Times)
The bell ringers, several of whom are descendants of those lost, performed in St Patrick’s church, Lahardane, at 2.20am – the estimated time the ocean liner sank after it hit an iceberg off Newfoundland’s Grand Banks on April 15th, 1912.Three of 14 emigrants from Addergoole parish were saved, and a granddaughter of Delia McDermott (31), one of the three survivors, travelled to the parish from New Jersey in the US a week ago. Lahardane is the only place in Europe where the ship’s sinking is marked every year during the very hour when 1,517 people on board perished. Pupils from three Addergoole parish national schools – at Lahardane, Rathbane and Rathkell – attended the 2am to 3am ceremony which also included recitations, poetry and music.

Titanic Diver Details Exploration Of Doomed Ship (15 April 2010, Texas A&M The Battalion)
“She sank on her maiden voyage because they were trying to set a speed record across the Atlantic Ocean,” McLaren said. “When other liners of the time would have been more cautious and stopped at sunset, the Titanic continued speeding across the Atlantic Ocean. She had received at least six to eight messages warning her to slow down. There was no moon out that night, and the sea actually became flat calm.” Other possible reasons for her failure, McLaren said, were more superstitious.

Ed note: Capt. McLaren is incorrect that Titanic was trying to set a speed record, if he means being the fastest ship on Atlantic. It was built for luxury and not speed. Titanic slowly increased her speed up to 22½ knots before the collision. Evidence does indicate Ismay wanted Titanic to beat Olympic's maiden voyage arrival time. Both ships were traveling the same route across the Atlantic. Olympic's best speed was over 21 knots but less than 22. Titanic, if she had not sunk, would have beaten the record. (Source: George Behe, Titanic: Safety, Speed and Sacrafice, Transportation Trails, 1997.)

Captain McLaren notes "there was said to be between one to three bodies from workers that had been sealed inside...." According to Stephen Cameron, the final figures reported to the managers on 10 April 1912 shows 8 deaths, 28 severe injuries, and 218 slight accidents. Nothing indicates the story is true and largely considered a myth. (Source: Stephen Cameron, Titanic: Belfast's Own,Wolfhound Press, 1998.)

Titanic Brochure Expected To Fetch £15000 At Auction (14 April 2010, The Guardian)
The rare postcard-sized booklet, soon to be auctioned and expected to fetch up to £15,000, includes a tiny sketch of a half-open porthole, showing the kind of view passengers could expect if they were fortunate enough to secure a passage on a ship which, the text promised, "will rank high in the achievements of the 20th century". The idyllic view, framed by the window, is of white-sailed yachts bobbing on a millpond sea, under a sky with fluffy, bright clouds – far from the last sights the terrified passengers would see through the portholes, of the iceberg in the black waters of the north Atlantic, the flares, the inadequate lifeboats, the bodies in the deathly cold waves.

Bethany Fundraiser Recaptures Titanic's Seven-Course Dinner (14 April 2010, Alexandria Echo Press)
Bethany Community in Alexandria is proud to present “Titanic, A Night to Remember,” a fundraising event for the residents. The event will take place Saturday, April 17 at Bethany. Social hour is set for 5:30 p.m. with seating for dinner to begin at 6:30 p.m. Guests are invited to experience the Titanic’s final evening of its maiden voyage. This historic evening will include a seven-course dinner as served in the first-class dinning room with music, facts and dramatic portrayals. Apparel of the early 1900s or formal attire is encouraged.

Butt Memorial Bridge Will Soon See Less Traffic (13 April 2010,Augusta Chronicle)
It's Augusta's most ornate bridge -- with gilded lions, glass globes and masonry eagles adorning its sides. It also has a reinforced concrete arch, which was a relatively new technique at the time it was built, according to Tom Robertson of Cranston Engineering Group on Ellis Street. "I don't know of another bridge like it," he said. More than that, it is the only memorial to a true hero. The bridge's namesake, Maj. Archibald Butt, died while on special assignment from his friend, President William H. Taft.

Individuals With Link To Historic Sinking Meet In La Grande (13 April 2010, La Grande Observer)
The families’ paths intersected when Howard Ostby of Milton-Freewater and Gordon Leitch of Dundee met Saturday at the fifth annual Titanic Dinner and Historic Artifact Viewing in La Grande. Ostby and Leitch are the descendants of the Frank Warren and Engelhart Ostby families who last met during the sinking of the Titanic 98 years ago. Two families who each lost a loved one in the historic tragedy but also can boast of a survivor. Survivors who sat next to each other in a lifeboat during the sinking of the Titanic April 15, 1912.

Irish Titanic Victim To Be Given Memorial Headstone (April 2010, The New York Irish Emgirant)
Now, 98 years later, the Titanic International Society along with the descendants of Margaret, will unveil a brand new memorial head stone at the grave of Kate Buckley – commemorating Kate’s tragic fate aboard the most talked about maritime disaster in history. Thomas Carrigg and Sons Monument Company in West Roxbury donated the new marker and St. Joseph’s Cemetery waived the preparation and placement fees for the memorial. To the descendants of Margaret Buckley, however, the ceremony is more than a tribute to Kate and the victims of Titanic. It has a deeper, more personal meaning.

Titanic Exhibition A Realistic Voyage (13 April 2010,The Australian)
Almost a century after the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, it seems our fascination with the doomed passenger liner has not dimmed.Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition is a large-scale touring display of 280 artefacts, all salvaged by deep-water craft from the debris field of the Titanic, 4km beneath the Atlantic.The show will open at the Melbourne Museum next month. According to Cheryl Mure, of US-based company RMS Titanic Inc, which is presenting the show in collaboration with Michael Gudinski's Frontier Events and the Victorian government, the fact that these are the belongings of real people is the compelling factor.

Titanic Museum Sails Into Sea Of Pigeon Forge Tourists (12 April 2010, The Tennessean)
Paul Kurzman, a descendant of passengers on the Titanic, grasped Titanic Museum Attraction owner John Joslyn’s right hand and said simply, “Thank you.” Kurzman, 71, of New York, is the great-grandson of RMS Titanic passengers Isidor and Ida Straus. Isidor owned Macy’s Department Store; he and Ida were coming home on the ship after a French Riviera holiday. When the elderly Isidor declined an offered lifeboat spot, Ida refused to leave him. They both died when the Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean on her April 1912 maiden voyage.

Cobh Sailor Recollected At 'Titanic' Ceremony (12 April 2010, Irish Times)
Of special note this year was the remembrance for the first time of able seaman Lionel Leonard. Leonard was born in Queenstown (now Cobh) in 1876. Christened Andrew Shannon in St Colman’s Cathedral, he went to England at the age of 16 and joined the royal navy. He went absent from the navy in 1908 and married Annie Matilda Gould in Poole, Dorset, the same year. In 1912, having become a US citizen and changing his name to Lionel Leonard to work in the merchant fleet, he was a quartermaster on the SS Philadelphia of the American Line.

Week's Delay For Titanic Exhibition (9 April 2010, Daily Echo)
 Roger Hardingham, one of the exhibition promoters, said: “Many of the exhibits are already in Southampton but some of the most important display items are only expected this afternoon, which makes the scheduled opening on Saturday simply impossible.’’ Titanic, Honour and Glory, will now open for business on Friday, April 16, just in time for a series of events in the city commemorating the sinking of Titanic in April, 1912. Among the items still to arrive from Scotland are four replicas of Titanic funnels and a display of china which was used on the ill-fated White Star liner.

Titanic Pigeon Forge Opens To Public (9 April 2010,The Chattanoogan)
Titanic Pigeon Forge, a 30,000-square-foot ship-shaped structure situated on 5.69 acres, opened to the public on Thursday. The new $25 million permanent museum is a half-scale, three-deck reproduction of the Titanic. The museum houses 20 galleries that display hundreds of authentic Titanic artifacts that were carried from the ship and into lifeboats by passengers and crew and those found afloat soon after the ship sunk.

New Tour Offers A Taste From Titanic (8 April 2010, Belfast Telegraph)
The five-stop foray into Belfast's Edwardian past will take in the sights, sounds and tastes of establishments from Nick's Warehouse to St George's Market. The Belfast Bred theatre-tour, which is organised by Belfast City Council, will be led by RMS Titanic chef Barney, played by Fra Gunn, in a sketch written and directed by the Kabosh Theatre Company. After enjoying sausages and bacon as part of a traditional Ulster Fry at the century-old Sawers Deli, tourists will head to the Mourne Seafood Bar to sample fresh fish from the waters off Northern Ireland's coast, before quenching their thirst at the award-winning John Hewitt bar. Next on the menu is a range of Irish cheeses at Nick's Warehouse in the Cathedral Quarter, followed by a Paddy's pizza - using a base of soda bread - at the Kitchen Bar. A whizz round St George's Market, accompanied by one of the traders, completes the tour which aims to leave visitors full of food and knowledge of Belfast's historic past.

The RMS Titanic Sinks Anew Every Year In La Grande, 300 Miles From The Ocean (8 April 2010, Wallowa County Chieftain)
A chef, Merlyn Baker, and a historian, John Lamoreau, teamed to recreate the last meal eaten by Titanic's passengers on the moonless night the ill-fated ocean liner hit an iceberg and sank on April 14, 1912. Baker, owner and chef at the Foley Station, pored over historic recipes in preparation for the first Titanic dinner five years ago. "There were menus that survived," Baker said. "A lot of the dishes were French and the Russian influence was huge. Italian cuisine was also important and represented on the menu." The pace is hectic for Baker as he prepares stock, consommé and various sauces. "This is old European cuisine - it takes time," he said. "It takes a few weeks to pull it all together."

Fine Food And Fine Wine: The First Class Menu On The Titanic Had It All (7 April 2010 BBC News)
When Conor came upon a book of old Titanic recipes, he began a culinary journey into the past that led him to recreate the last meal on board the Titanic. "There are nine courses in all," he said. "In the original, there could have been 13 courses but nine courses is really more than enough. "At that time, they would have served pates and terrines at the end of the meal just before desserts. But today, that would seem very strange." Instead, the chef settled for a menu which starts with canapes a l'amiral before moving on to cream of barley soup flavoured with Bushmills whiskey. "There were cases of Bushmills on board the Titanic of course," he said.

Chef Recreates Titanic's Last Menu (6 April 2010, Belfast Telegraph)
Chef and proprietor Conor McClelland of Rayanne House in Holywood spent two months researching the last menu served on board the ill-fated liner. The nine-course culinary extravaganza will launch this week for the Titanic Made In Belfast Festival in the guest house’s private dining room. “It was such a beautiful menu. There was so much attention to detail in the food that it really was a first-class feast,” said Mr McClelland. The banquet, last serviced on April 14 1912, includes delicacies such as foie gras pate, asparagus and watercress salad served with Champagne, and rose water and mint sorbet.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, A Refuge During WWII Is The Final Resting Place For Titanic Victims
(4 April 2010, Dallas Morning News)
"As far as the eye could see, the ocean was strewn with wreckage and debris, with bodies bobbing up and down in the cold sea," recalled Arminias Wiseman, a sailor aboard the Mackay-Bennett, the first cable ship to arrive at the disaster site on April 20. So many bodies were found that the vessel's embalming supplies ran out, and 116 of the dead had to be buried at sea. In total, 328 bodies were found, but 1,200 were never recovered. A photo in the museum shows the Mackay-Bennett arriving in Halifax on April 30, 1912, with coffins stacked in the stern.

Titanic Passengers Remember In Co. Mayo (April 2010, The New York Irish Emgirant)
Every year on the early morning of April 15, one town in Ireland goes to great lengths to remember those who died on the RMS Titanic. The people of Lahardane Village from the Addergoole Parish in Co. Mayo remember 14 emigrants from their parish who were on the Titanic 98 years ago. Eleven women and three men from Addergoole were aboard the luxurious ship, only three of the women survived. Lahardane had the most people aboard the Titanic from a single town in Europe.

Wave Of Tourists For Titanic Salute (3 April 2010, Irish Independent)
Ireland will be central to the biggest marine-tourism event in history to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking. The Titanic centenary occurs in 2012 and talks are under way between Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, France and the United States on an international series of events aimed at marking the maritime tragedy. The anniversary is set to prove a multi-million euro tourism spectacular. Central to the entire programme will be the Cork town of Cobh which, when known as Queenstown, was the last port of call for the Titanic in April 1912.

Local Family's Brush With Titanic Disaster (3 April 2010, The Daily News of Newburyport)
Upon the arrival of the Titanic, the porters immediately lined up the passengers. By the wave of the porters' hands, the separation was made in the crowd of passengers as to who would board which ship. The dividing line was drawn in front of young Jenny Niarhos. The three sisters with their father were directed onto the Greek ship. Jenny turned 12 years old on this journey. One night, while out on sea, a huge ship with colorful lights passed them up. It resembled the Titanic that departed from France after them. It had caught up with them and passed them. They continued on, never knowing what really happened to the Titanic until they reached Philadelphia. Neither of them spoke or understood English, and to their amazement when they landed, they were told that the Titanic had sunk on April 15. Sad as it was, the terrible fate of the people on the Titanic was something that stayed on Jenny's mind forever. It could have been them on that ship.

Full Steam Ahead As Titanic Festival Gets Set To Draw In Huge Crowds (3 April 2010, Belfast Telegraph)
Titanic fever will grip Belfast this week with the launch of the annual Titanic Made in Belfast Festival. Hundreds of Titanic and White Star Line artefacts and memorabilia including a postcards written by a passengers on board the doomed vessel, a man’s watch valued at £90,000, and the keys to a family treasure chest that went down with the stricken ship are due to go on display in Belfast today. This year the eight-day festival is centred around a variety of events at Belfast City Hall, while special Titanic themed tours, on both land and water, will give visitors an opportunity to learn more about the famous liner's ill-fated maiden voyage to New York in 1912.

Jones In Talks To Raise Titanic? (1April 2010, NBC Dallas-Fort Worth -blog)
According to reports, Jones is in talks to have a piece of the RMS Titanic's hull removed from its watery grave off Newfoundland and put on display in Cowboys Stadium. The piece will be accompanied by a litany of artifacts taken from the site since its rediscovery in 1985, and may only be the first step in adding a full-fledged museum to the palatial venue. Premier Exhibitions (formerly RMS Titanic Inc.) refused comment, but word has surfaced that the historic wreckage may be only one result of the possible partnership. One source tells NBC-DFW that the company, which also runs the controversial traveling "Bodies" exhibit, may also provide JerryWorld with "one to three" cadavers, which are preserved and then posed. Any display in Cowboys Stadium, the source said, "would likely come in the form of a football stance or something related."

(Congratulations to NBC Dallas on a good Titanic spoof!)


MARCH

Artefacts To Reveal The Story Of Titanic (30 Mar 2010, Belfast Telegraph)
Over 200 Titanic artefacts and memorabilia are to go on display in Belfast. The Titanic Made in Belfast festival begins on Saturday and features a series of talks on the doomed vessel. There will also be themed tours on land and water plus special screenings on the famous liner's 1912 sinking.

Lottery Cash For Southampton's Titanic Museum (29 Mar 2010, BBC News)
A new maritime museum in Hampshire has moved a step closer after the plan was awarded a £4.6m lottery grant. Southampton City Council had planned to sell off artwork to raise £5m of the total £15m cost but dropped the idea after criticism. The heritage museum, which will house a Titanic collection, is due to open in 2012 for the 100th anniversary of the liner's ill-fated voyage from the city. The council said money would also come from selling land and partnerships.
Titanic Letter Expected To Fetch £25,000 At Auction (30 Mar 2010, guardian.co.uk)
A rare letter that gives an insight into the cosseted life first class passengers enjoyed on board the Titanic is expected to fetch up to £25,000 at auction. The letter, from perfumer Adolphe Saafeld to his "wifey", as he calls her, describes fine lunches, long dinners, satisfying cigars and strolls around the ill-fated liner. The letter, dated 10 April 1912, the first day of the voyage, reads: "Dear Wifey, Thanks for your wire ... The weather is calm and fine, the sky overcast.

Never-Before-Seen Titanic Artifacts On Display At Harrisburg’s Whittaker Center(29 Mar 2010, York Daily Record)
An exhibit of artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Titanic brings to town 150 pieces never before seen at Harrisburg's Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts  "It's about 20 percent bigger than the exhibit we had back in 2005," said Steve Bishop, Whitaker's vice president for science and IMAX films. "Not only have none of the artifacts been seen in Harrisburg, but 11 have never been seen anywhere before." "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" opened Saturday, and Titanic fans can visit through Sept. 5.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, 222 Market St., Harrisburg, PA
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
           11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 5
Cost: Adults $20.75 and children, students and seniors $17.75
For futher information www.whitakercenter.org

Pennsylvania Postcard Survived Sinking Of Titanic (27 Mar 2010, PennLive.com)
The majority of Titanic’s mail has disintegrated in the ocean, but among 11 never-before-seen artifacts in a new Titanic exhibit opening today at Harrisburg’s Whitaker Center is a fragile postcard of a Pennsylvania railroad station recovered during a 1993 salvage dive on the wreck site. The postcard, postmarked Jan. 20, 1910, from Coraopolis, Pa., was not part of Titanic’s mail, but was instead one of 140 postcards tied with a string that were found inside a leather trunk owned by Howard Irwin, who was supposed to be a passenger on the Titanic but never boarded.

Press Release:Titanic Museum Will Open In Pigeon Forge With Performance (25 Mar 2010, PRLog.Org)
The weekend-long Titanic Museum Attraction Grand Opening Celebration, hosted by Regis Philbin, will also feature a free concert by country music legend Neal McCoy.  The event, which is open to the public, also will be attended by descendants and family members of those on board the Titanic and includes a christening of the ship.

Ill-Fated Ocean Liner Returns For Another Run (25 Mar 2010, Columbus Dispatch)
When "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition" opens Saturday at COSI Columbus, the attraction will make history at the science museum. "This is the first traveling exhibit that we've had return," said John Shaw, director of exhibit operations. Since the six-month run in 2005, he said, COSI has received numerous requests for an encore. "It is definitely one of our most well-attended exhibitions." "Titanic" drew more than 226,000 visitors five years ago, when COSI had hours only five days a week.This time around, the venue - open daily - has high expectations for even higher attendance figures.

Belfast's Big Wheel To Close (23 Mar 2010, Belfast Telegraph)
The wheel’s arrival in 2007 sparked controversy among some organisations. Titanic enthusiasts called for the dismantling of the wheel as it overshadowed a memorial to the 1912 disaster within the City Hall grounds. Una Reilly, from the Belfast Titanic Society, said: “It is with great relief, and no little pleasure, to learn that the Big Wheel was to move from its current location astride the Titanic Memorial at Belfast City Hall. “The society never had a problem with a Belfast Wheel, just its inappropriate location.”

Titanic Exhibit Set To Re-Dock Satuday At Harrisburg's Whitaker Center (23 Mar 2010, Patriot-News -blog)
That was apparent five years ago, when more than 52,000 people came to see an exhibit about Titanic at Whitaker Center in downtown Harrisburg. That exhibit, featuring a touchable iceberg that kids in particular loved, remains the best draw in the arts and science center’s history. And it helps to explain why Whitaker is resetting for success with a new Titanic exhibit that opens to the public on Saturday and features 150 artifacts not seen in Harrisburg before. Eleven of the items, including postcards, an itinerary and a $1 silver certificate, have never been publicly displayed before.

Belfast's Titanic Quarter To Move Forward After Green Light From Planners (17 Mar 2010,Belfast Telegraph)
Planning permission has been granted to Titanic Quarter projects worth over £500m, the Environment Minister said yesterday. Edwin Poots confirmed the massive investment being poured into the area during a visit to the 185 acre site yesterday. The Minister said: “This is a very exciting development. An estimated £7bn is to be invested in the area over the next 25 years. So far planning approval has been granted to projects worth in excess of £500m.

Titanic Memorial Damage Will Cost £1000 To Repair (15 Mar 2010, Get Surrey)
Vandals have destroyed part of a memorial to Jack Phillips, the Farncombe-born chief wireless operator of the Titanic. The offenders smashed a stone water fountain and covered a nearby surface with graffiti. The damage was discovered by a member of staff at Waverley Borough Council and will cost more than £1,000 to repair.  A spokeswoman for Surrey Police said officers believe the offence happened between February 9 and 26. “A number of broken bottles were also found at the scene,” she added. Historian John Young said he felt "saddened and sickened" by the damage. “It does make me very disappointed in the people who did this,” he said.

Titanic Food Menu To Be Re-Created (14 Mar 2010,Times of India)
The different delicacies served in the ship 'Titanic', which drowned in 1912, will be available to cruisers who get onboard the Titanic Memorial Cruise. Yvonne Hume, the great-niece of the vessel's first violinist John Law Hume, has compiled the dishes available in the ship in her new book. "Over the years I have become fascinated with not only this majestic liner, but also the food served on board," the Scotsman quoted Hume as saying. She added: "I just researched and found the actual menus themselves and then brought them up to date as well as simplifying them so that cooks of all skills can actually recreate the menus."

Titanic Museum Unexpected Attraction For Pigeon Forge (9 Mar 2010, NAPSI)
The Titanic Museum Attraction may be the most unexpected addition to a mountain town. It's a $25 million, half-scale, permanent, three-deck reproduction of the ill-fated ship. It displays hundreds of priceless artifacts in more than 20 galleries that include replicas of the "Grand Staircase," a first-class suite, a third-class cabin and the bridge.

Just Who Was 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown'? (7 Mar 2010, Voice of America)
Margaret Brown lived an interesting life, but not all the stories about her are true. For example, a Denver newspaper reporter named Gene Fowler wrote that she survived a tornado as a baby, refused to attend school and chewed tobacco. Fowler wrote about Brown and others in his book "Timber Line," published after her death in nineteen thirty-two. Kristen Iversen is an English professor and author of "Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth." She says the stories did contain some truth, though, which is that Brown went West to follow a dream and that dream came true. In the nineteen sixty-four movie "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" she was played by Debbie Reynolds.

Baltic Sea Ferries Slammed For 'Titanic Syndrome' (6 Mar 2010, The Local)
A number of ferries operating between Sweden and Finland took difficult ice-bound routes without contacting the ice breaker service and against the advice of maritime safety authorities, said Johnny Lindvall from the maritime administration's ice breaker service. "They've got Titanic Syndrome - they think they are immortal," he told Svenska Dagbladet newspaper's on line edition.

Titanic's Evolving History (5 Mar 2010, NorthJersey.com)
Although the Titanic’s first and last voyage was nearly a century ago, interest in the luxury ocean liner — then the largest man-made movable object — still abounds. Charles Haas, co-founder and president of the Titanic International Society, revealed new discoveries about the doomed ship during a lecture Wednesday night at the Passaic County Historical Society....

Oceanographer Who Found Titanic To Be Honored (4 Mar 2010, KTVN)
 The man who led the international team that found the Titanic in 1985 is the winner of the Desert Research Institute's 2010 Nevada Medal. Robert Ballard will give presentations at public dinners on April 20 in Reno and April 22 in Las Vegas.

How The Men Reacted As The Titanic And Lusitania Went Under (2 Mar 2010, New York Times)
Records from two nearly 100-year-old shipwrecks, the Titanic and the Lusitania, have given researchers new insight into human selfishness — and altruism. On one boat, it seems, the men thought only of themselves; on the other, they were more likely to help women and children. This occurred for one key reason, researchers said: time. The Lusitania sank in about 18 minutes, while the Titanic took nearly three hours. Women and children fared much better on the Titanic.

Titanic Exhibition Reveals Ocean Liner's Lost Treasures (2 Mar 2010,The Age)
Ninety-eight years after it sank, the Titanic is steaming into Port Phillip. Melbourne Museum will host Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition from May 14 to October 17.  "This is a terrific exhibition, and what's particularly exciting is it gives us yet another opportunity to showcase this wonderful museum," said Sir Rod Eddington, chairman of the Victorian Major Events Company, at a press conference called this morning to announce the exhibition.

Titanic Exhibit Nearing End Of Successful Run (1 Mar 2010, Louisville Courier-Journal)
Since it opened Oct. 3, nearly 70,000 people have viewed the exhibit on the Titantic at the Louisville Science Center, said Joanna Haas, the center’s executive director. Visits to the exhibit, which ends March 7, have exceeded expectations and pushed the center’s attendance for the fiscal year that began July 1 to about 50 percent more than it was at this time a year ago, Haas said. “We are doing very, very well,” she said. Through Feb. 20, center visitors in the current fiscal year had totaled 140,882, compared with 94,156 through the same period for the previous fiscal year, according to figures provided by center spokeswoman Danielle Waller. Officials credited the Titanic exhibit for nearly all the increase.

FEBRUARY

Take A Trip On The Titanic At The Whittier Public Library (Whittier Daily News, 27 Feb 2010)
On Wednesday, the Whittier Public Library will present "Tea on the Titanic" at 6:30 p.m. at Parnell Park Community Center, 15390 Lambert Road. "The Titanic is a theme that always draws interest," said Paymaneh Maghsoudi, director of library services. "It's dramatic and mysterious." In addition to the tea, the evening will feature Suzan Gallerita performing as Titanic's famous stewardess Violet Jessop.

Denton DAR Members Learn Titanic History (Little Elm Journal, 25 Feb 2010)
The guest speaker was Pat Jurey, a member of the Ardmore chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Oklahoma. She is the great granddaughter of a survivor of the Titanic. Her program was titled “The Titanic, beyond the mystery and majesty of the Titanic”. Jurey talked about eight of her family members who were on board the doomed ship. She learned of these relatives through her research. She told of the historic voyage and the actual sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Her program gave relevance to the importance of writing and telling life's stories.

Titanic Messages To Be Auctioned (Cambridge News, 23 Feb 2010)
The telegram from a brother to his siblings, who got off the ship in Ireland before it continued on its fateful journey, describes how fortunate they were to have got off the doomed vessel. Charles Ashton, an auctioneer at Cheffins which is selling the collection, said: "To find original communications about the Titanic is rare and exciting.  "One telegram is from a young man in London who wrote to his brothers who luckily got off the ship in Ireland to tell them what a close shave they had. I expect there to be quite a lot of interest in them on the day."

Book Review: Titanic and the Californian (19 Feb 2010, Washington Times)
Not only did the ship dubbed "unsinkable" founder on its maiden voyage, but in trying to avoid the iceberg bearing down upon its bow, it swerved just enough to sustain fatal damage to its side while a full-on collision would have been far less catastrophic. No matter how often the Titanic saga has been rendered, there always seems to be appetite for a fresh account. And this one, by a British investigative journalist, does have a couple of genuinely new points of view to contribute.

Titanic Museum Grand Opening Will Feature Regis Philbin (16 Feb 2010,WBIR-TV)
On April 8, the Titanic Museum Attraction will welcome aboard passengers for the very first time.
The Grand Opening of the $25-million attraction begins at 10 a.m. Regis Philbin will host the star-studded event. Descendants and family members of Titanic passengers will help the talk show host christen Pigeon Forge's newest attraction.

Titanic Relics Take Anchor At Astoria History Group (11 Feb 2010,YourNabe.com)
After 55 years in that home on 11th Street, Colletti has tired of the neighborhood and moved to an apartment in Sunnyside. But he was at the historical society’s offices Monday cataloging the photographs, drawings, letters and other items related to the famed White Star liner that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage and sank April 15, 1912. “I didn’t realize how much stuff I’d collected over the years,” Colletti said. “It took over three hours to catalog everything.” Bob Singleton, vice president of the historical society, said three floors worth of artifacts required three van trips to collect from the home.

Display Takes Visitors On 'Titanic' Journey (8 Feb 2010, Turnto10.com)
A new exhibit at Foxwoods Resort Casino gives a glimpse into the RMS Titanic and her passengers primarily through 125 artifacts recovered from the sea floor. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens this week and takes visitors on a chronological voyage from shipbuilding through modern recovery efforts. The display is set in a number of galleries featuring staterooms, artifacts and personal belongings. Visitors are shown first-class staterooms costing $2,500 a ticket and in contrast shown the dormitory like $40 a ticket accommodations too.

Retired Teacher Donates Titanic Memorabilia To Library(8 Feb 2010, The Morning Sun)
Retired Alma High School Teacher David McMackin first became interested in the Titanic when he was looking for a non-fiction story his students could study. "It was 'A Night to Remember' by Walter Lord," he said. "That was available at the time." That one book got things started. "It's a good topic." he said. "I bought a couple of other books. And in 1979 I joined the Titanic Historical Society. There are several. This is the oldest society and they publish a quarterly. I started collecting books and I concentrated on non-fiction."

Titanic Teaches Students Nearly 100 Years Later (8 Feb 2010, Southtown Star)
Nearly 100 years after her famed sinking, the world's most famous ocean liner paid a visit to a school in Oak Lawn. Teachers Ron Selle and Darlene Agner led spirited presentations about the Titanic for students at St. Louis de Montfort School, 8840 S. Ridgeland Ave. Agner, the school's curriculum director, who also teaches science, recently had mentioned to Selle she was teaching students about buoyancy. That's when Selle told her about his collection of Titanic-related items. "I've been a collector for many years, just a Titanic buff," Selle said. The two teachers "combined our ideas" for the presentation.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition Prepares to Set Sail from New York City (3 Feb 2010, PR Newswire -press release)
RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRXI), in association with Running Subway Productions, LLC, today announced the final weeks of the New York City showing of Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Discovery Times Square Exposition (www.DiscoveryTSX.com). After telling the most famous and beloved story of the 20th century to hundreds of thousands of visitors since opening in June 2009, the 12,000 square-foot blockbuster Exhibition will set sail on February 28, 2010.


JANUARY

Shipbuilder Thinks Small In A Big Way (29 Jan 2010, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Not big ships, of course, but detailed replicas built from scratch and to scale, one-eighth of an inch to the foot, using authentic plans - each one taking a year or more. "I work (building them) in the winter and I research in summer," he said, as we talked at the Hartland Public Library this week. Twenty-two of his models, protected under glass cases he built, line the tops of bookshelves throughout the library, where they're on long-term display. He scrounges up materials wherever he can - balsa wood for the main form, copper wire for ship's rope, rivets for portholes, tiny pulleys and bollards available from marine hobbyists. His primary tools? An X-Acto knife and a Dremel rotary tool.

Titanic Exhibit Gets Extra Week At Rochester Museum & Science Center (15 Jan 2010, The Daily News Online)
The Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave., has extended by one week the run of "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition." The exhibition, which opened in October, is now scheduled through Jan. 24 in the museum's Riedman Gallery.

Carvers Vie For Cold Cash (14 Jan 2010, News-Leader.com)
When it comes to throwing a spectacular icebreaker, Titanic Museum Branson is definitely at the cutting edge, in more ways than one. On Saturday, the popular ship-shaped attraction, which houses more than 400 artifacts originally belonging to Titanic passengers and crew, will hold its fourth annual Ice Sculpturing Competition. At the free one-day exhibition sanctioned by the National Ice Carving Association, the museum will play host to some of the nation's top professional and amateur ice carvers, plus an anticipated spectator crowd numbering in the thousands.

Branson Attraction Receives A “Titanic” Refurbishing (14 Jan 2010, Taney County Times)
Even as she said that the Titanic’s parking lot was full of vehicles however, they were not the vehicles of Branson visitors visiting the attraction. They were the vehicles of the “army” of workers that have been working virtually nonstop, 24 hours a days since it closed on the night of January 10, to make sure that the renovations are completed in time for the ship to start boarding passengers again on the morning of January 15. As we went through the ship it became clear that the “renovations” went far beyond just the painting, cleaning, and repairing of the ship. While the major refurbishing work was being done to the ship, the same detail was being given to every display and artifact. Every display case had been emptied of its artifacts and was being refinished. Kellogg pointed to a huge full wall sized photograph covering one whole wall that had just been replaced. Even the “show cards” describing each display and artifact were replaced.

Titanic Gain For Belfast (13 Jan 2010, Belfast Telegraph)
Nearly 100 years after it sank, interest in the Titanic continues to prove lucrative for Belfast. So much so that Belfast City Council has once again agreed to run two Titanic-related festivals in 2010, giving the go-ahead at the January meeting of the full Belfast City Council. Last year the Titanic Made in Belfast festival attracted over 32,000 visitors. The event is again expected to take place in April. And the Belfast Titanic Maritime Festival has seen similar success, drawing crowds in excess of 50,000 over the three years it has taken place.

Titanic Raises Louisville Science Center Attendance (12 Jan 2010, Louisville Business First)
The Louisville Science Center has seen an increase in attendance since opening “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” on Oct. 3. The exhibit features 150 authentic artifacts taken from the wreckage of the Titanic, which sunk April 14, 1912. There also is a recreation of one of the ship’s Third Class cabins and story boards with facts about the ship and its passengers. Attendance for the science center’s fiscal 2010, which began July 1, is up 30 percent over the same period in fiscal 2009, according to a news release.

Story Of Titanic Recreated At Foxwoods (12 Jan 2010, NBC Connecticut)
Nearly a century after the sinking of the Titanic, Foxwoods will pay tribute to the tragedy through a unique exhibit. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition opens at the Casino on Saturday, February 13th and has more than 100 artifacts from the Ship’s debris giving history buffs an inside look at the iconic ship and its passengers.

Titanic Survivor's Items Auctioned In North Texas (12 Jan 2010, KXII-TV)
When she passed away last summer at the age of 97, she was the last known survivor of the R.M.S. Titanic. The Caraway Auction House obtained these items from overseas. "It was purchased in Europe by our suppliers over there that we sell containers for they bought it from the Dean estate from the cousins of Mrs. Dean and they put it on a ship to be shipped to the U.S. to be sold at public auction,” said Caraway. Dean's estate items include a mirror back buffet, a bookcase, and a drop-front desk.

Wiesbaden Exhibit Captures The Tragedy Of Titanic's Voyage (12 Jan 2010, Stars and Stripes)
Throughout the exhibit, rooms are re-created using furniture retrieved from the ship, offering a glimpse into the amenities aboard the Titanic.A gift shop at the end of the exhibit has a variety of Titanic-themed items, including wine from nearby Hochheim, a brand that was served on the ship. And although the exhibition is the main draw, the city of Wiesbaden is complementing the exhibit with a host of other activities. “I said I don’t want just an exhibition,” said Holger Brandt, co-owner and organizer of the Wiesbaden Titanic exhibition. “It’s a city marketing concept with several Titanic-themed events taking place throughout the city.”

Branson's Titanic Hosts 4Th Sanctioned Ice Carving Competition (11 Jan 2010, Taney County Times)
Doing its part to make sure everyone has “an ice day” on Saturday January 16, Branson’s Titanic Museum Attraction, currently billed as the world largest museum attraction, will hold its 4th annual ice carving competition. The competition will be held at the Titanic’s outdoor entertainment center located near the ship’s bow, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., is free and open to the public. The competition is sanctioned by the National Ice Carving Association (NICA). NICA is an association with the stated objective of promoting ice sculpture through education, competitions, standardized judging, and exhibitions and is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. In addition to competing for cash prizes the competitors will also be competing for points that add to their certification ratings within NICA.

Titanic Exhibition Continues Through Jan. 24 (6 Jan 2010, Mason City Globe Gazette)
 “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” continues through Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Originally scheduled to close on Jan. 3, the museum welcomed its 250,000th visitor to the popular exhibit on Dec. 5. “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” is the largest exhibition the Science Museum has ever hosted. Visitors will find 14,000 square feet of gallery space devoted to the artifacts that have been recovered from the world-famous ocean liner’s final resting place.

Premier Exhibitions Q3 Loss Deepens (6 Jan 2010, Atlanta Business Chronicle)
Premier Exhibitions Inc. saw a deeper loss in the third quarter of 2010, dogged by lower revenue and restructuring issues. The Atlanta-based exhibitor of Bodies: The Exhibition and Titanic Aquatic (NASDAQ: PRXI) had a net loss of $2.2 million and a loss per share of 5 cents, compared with a loss of $1.8 million and a loss per share of 6 cents in the third quarter of 2009. Third-quarter revenue fell 36 percent to $8.7 million. Last year's third quarter included $4.6 million in non-refundable license fees for future exhibitions. Average daily attendance for the third quarter of 2010 increased 2 percent to 602 compared, as total attendance dropped 15 percent to 819,941, in line with reduced days of operation.









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