We’ve all heard the history of the sinking of the Titanic. We’ve heard of the pomp and pagentry involved in the luxurious vessel as well as the tremendous loss of life. What we seldom hear is the strange events leading up to it.
Frank “Lucky” Tower was a fireman by trade. These individuals were also called “stokers.” He tended the fires aboard steam engines.
The legend of Egyptian Priestess Amen-Rah was a global story that thrilled audiences everywhere during the Victorian and Edwardian periods and even in the proceeding decades. One notable urban legend is still in circulation, where this cursed piece was responsible for sinking the Titanic. So, did the Egyptian noble have any actual influence on the sinking?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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