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Titanic News Stories for 10 Oct 2011

1. A Titanic Story  (8 Oct 2011, Fernie Free Press)
The Deadly Voyage is part of the popular I Am Canada series, which uses events in Canadian history as a backdrop to exciting adventures of daring young men.  The book focuses on 14 year old Jamie Laidlaw, who has no idea that his world is about to turn up-side down, until he finds himself in the icy waters of the north Atlantic watching the “unsinkable” ship go down.

2. Cardboard Boat Regatta Designed To Engage Students, Craig Community (8 Oct 2011, Craig Daily Press )
“It has to have something to do with sinking,” said Hebert, a Moffat County High School junior, looking at the craft made of cardboard and duct tape as it waited on the shore of the pond at Loudy-Simpson Park. Hebert, along with Katlyn and Nicole Sollenberger, also juniors, made the boat for the sixth cardboard boat regatta Friday, an annual competition in which students make boats out of cardboard, duct tape and little else. Finally, Hebert settled on a name: “Titanic II.

3. The Unheard Story Of Amy And The Titanic (8 Oct 2011, Trinidad Guardian)
Amy Pollard was a Guyanese infant who lost her English mother Elizabeth, in Guyana, at the age of one. The year was 1872. Her father William Branch Pollard, was from Demerara, but his ancestors had migrated to, and lived continuously in Barbados from the early 1600’s. William’s father was Barbadian. The Pollards’ ancient origins were Cornwall, England. Amy’s maternal English aunt was Hannah, nee Blackley, the barren wife of the “prince of shipbuilders,” illustrious William Imrie.

4. Titanic Exhibit Opens At Science Centre (8 Oct 2011, St. Albert Gazette)
Nearly a century later, the fascination continues as the Telus World of Science hosts Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, opening Oct. 8 and running until Feb. 2012. The exhibit features nearly 200 artifacts divided into seven galleries. The focus is on telling Titanic’s human stories through genuine artifacts and recreating the ship’s interior of a third-class compartment and boiler room. Visitors to the exhibit receive a replica boarding pass with the name of a real Titanic passenger, the passenger’s class, destination and with whom they travelled. At the end of the exhibit is a memorial board listing all the passengers’ names and whether or not they survived.