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As the Titanic fades off into the past, its light remains strong and steady. The great ship won’t let us forget who she was and why she existed. So many stories ring continuously through our minds… Molly Brown quips about going out and retrieving ice on the deck for her late-night drink as the iceberg passes by the first class bar.
The media greatly contributed to Titanic’s legendary status, and it’s especially true in the entertainment industry. No other ship has generated so many books, documentaries, and movies. New authors still emerge with fresh insights.
Further advancements were set in place with regard to marine protocol after the tragedy. International Ice Patrols (ICPs) now constantly monitor the north Atlantic for icebergs. Of course, modern-day ship communications operate via computer systems, so reporting danger is quicker and much more efficient than at the time of the Titanic.
During the summer of 1985, a collaborative team headed by Dr. Robert Ballard of Woods Hole Institute in Massachusetts and Jean Louis Michel representing INFREMER (the institute of French underwater exploration in Paris) set out to find Titanic. Such a mission would indeed be an arduous one.
Whether rational or not, Titanic has attained legendary status and stands out from other ships and shipwrecks. The sole reason, if there is one, isn’t certain, but a continuously growing community of experts and enthusiasts holds Titanic in its collective heart and keeps her stories as fresh and alive as they were a century ago. What more can be said about the ship and those aboard?
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Contains spoilers! The premier of American Horror Story: Coven, was a provocative look, not only at what happened to the series, but what has happened in much of horror.
One of the most popular historic adages still in use today is, “The devil is in the details.” This is used to describe a variety of situations. Maybe an offer is too good to be true, so you study the fine print.