1. Titanic Society Worried That Replica At Marine Museum Could Fall By Wayside (21 Nov 2011, Fall River Herald News)
The Titanic Historical Society Inc., which donated a 28-foot, 1-ton replica to the Marine Museum 25 years ago, recently sought assurance that its famous model would not sink into oblivion. Questions over the ship’s status, society members said, were prompted by a series of Herald News stories, including one on Oct. 27 reporting that the Internal Revenue Service revoked the Marine Museum’s nonprofit standing this year as a result of its failure to file IRS 990 forms for at least three years. “We are quite concerned over the troubling news reported to us,” said a letter by Edward Kamuda, Titanic society founder/president. He wrote the letter to City Council President Michael Lund on Oct. 28.
2. Poignant Memento: Family Died In ‘Titanic’ Disaster (21 Nov 2011, Irish Times)
A remarkable photograph of a widowed Irish mother and her five young sons who perished in the Titanic disaster is to be sold at auction next month. Margaret Rice (39), a widow, and her sons Albert (10), George (8), Eric (7), Arthur (4) and Eugene (2), who lived in Athlone, Co Westmeath, all died when the infamous ship sank in the north Atlantic in April 1912. Mealy’s auctioneers said the 100-year-old photograph had been kept by the woman’s extended family and passed down through generations. It is being reluctantly sold by a descendant still living in Athlone.
3. Westfield Students Build Own ‘Titanic’ (18 Nov 2011, Jamestown Post Journal)
The ship was built out of oversized boxes and filled a third of Mrs. Odell’s classroom. The 13 students in her class worked for over a month to create the ship. The “Titanic” contained several areas, from the steering house complete with the ghost of Captain John Edward Smith at the helm, to the furnace room with an Irish worker stoking the boiler. There was even an iceberg cracking through the starboard side of the ship.