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Titanic’s Cunard Competition

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In 1907 two ships were launched that would become Titanic’s Cunard Competition. Cunard Lines had been in a very tenuous financial situation. When the British government stepped in and provided funding in the amount of £2,600,000 (£249 million in 2015), Cunard proceeded to acquire two ships that would prove to be the fastest ships on […]

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Titanic’s Sister Ship – RMS Olympic

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The maiden voyage of Titanic’s sister ship, RMS Olympic, took place on June 14, 1911, ten months before the famous disaster. Titanic was slightly larger, but otherwise, the two ships were nearly identical. During Olympic’s initial crossings, first class passengers complained of being exposed to cold mist from the sea as they strolled about the […]

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RMS Olympic and the Titanic Disaster

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On September 20, 1911, while steaming in a heavy fog, RMS Olympic, under the command of E. J. Smith collided with a British Naval ship. When the HMS Hawke struck Olympic’s starboard side, it was another in a series of events that would spell doom to the Titanic. The damage to both ships was extensive. […]

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Titanic and Psychic Connectons

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  There are a disturbing number of documented events that chillingly predicted the sinking of the Titanic. Several people, originally scheduled to travel on her ill-fated first journey, canceled because of a sense of foreboding. Others cancelled because a relative or friend had a dream that vividly predicted the disaster. No story, however, is more […]

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The Love of Writing

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Why do I write, you ask? Ask me why I breathe, or why I love the beauty of a morning sunrise at the beach and the fresh smell of the mist of cool salt air as waves crash against sand. Writing is a part of me long waiting to be released. It is a seventh […]

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Immigration and the Titanic Part Two

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Pictured above – RMS Lusitania.   Great Britain ruled the seas prior to the turn of the century. Shortly before 1900, German shipping companies recognized the profit potential in the immigration trade, and began building ships of their own. German ships were a little faster, more modern, better equipped, in general offering a better transportation option […]

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Titanic and Immigration

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To fully understand and comprehend the background of the Titanic, one needs to study the history of immigration to America in the latter part of the 19th century. People from all parts of Europe were flocking to the dreamland. They probably knew that the streets were not really paved with gold. It was the promise […]