91 Years on from Titanic

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Alex McLean

Hello friends,
It has just gone 2:20am here on the night of April 15th, 2003. I just would like to take this time to pay my respects to the men, women and children who perished when Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic, leaving the struggling mass of humanity in the freezing waters.

Susan Leighton

My thoughts are with everyone, past and present, associated with The Titanic, as we commemorate the 91st anniversary of the sinking.
Her mystique continues to fascinate me, and my respect and fondness continues to grow for the people who keep her memory alive.

Susan Y. Leighton
PS...According to the ET message board clock it is around 9:10 pm on April 14th. If I were on that ship 91 years ago I would probably have been struggling to get a few British youngins' in their bunks for the night about now...oblivious to what lay ahead.

ian Hough

As the time draws closer

Wishing everyone a safe and pleasant night and looking forward to more years of discussion with you all -

My thoughts and prayers to the Titanic departed - those still living and all their descendants and
May God's perpetual light shine upon them

May God bless you all - now and at the time of our death

Trent Pheifer

With the time change, here in the eastern time zone have about 50 minutes(9:50 NY time), (11:40 Titanic Time) till it has been 91 years. So much has transpired over those years. Titanic has brought us all together. I hope everyone takes the time out of today or tomorrow to remember all those who lost their lives on the cold April night on the North Atlantic. God Bless.

Thanks Trent for clarifying the exact time for the Eastern Time zone. I have read many times about the exact times but never really gave it much thought other than the times of 11:40 and 2:20. For three survivors still living, the Titanic disaster is still fresh on their minds.
Its now 9:50 EST, Fleet must have just seen the iceberg. Imagine what was happening at this moment 91 years ago right now. God Bless All who were and still is effected by this tragedy.
91 years ago, an event of great importance in the shipping industry happened.

Today we commemorate what happened, while at the same time learning from the mistakes of the past, in memory of those who perished, those who were brave and honourable to the very end; and also the survivors and their descendents.

Bless you.

To mark the day, here is a little piece to meditate on. It's from The Mirror of the Sea by Joseph Conrad.

The sea - this truth must be confessed - has no generosity. No display of manly qualities - courage, hardihood, endurance, faithfulness - has ever been known to touch its irresponsible consciousness of power. The ocean has the conscienceless temper of a savage autocrat spoiled by much adulation. He cannot brook the slightest appearance of defiance, and has remained the irreconcilable enemy of ships and men ever since ships and men had the unheard of audacity to go afloat together in the face of his frown. From that day he has gone on swallowing up fleets and men without his resentment being glutted by the number of victims - by so many wrecked ships and wrecked lives. To-day, as ever, he is ready to beguile and betray, to smash and to drown the incorrigible optimism of men who, backed by the fidelity of ships, are trying to wrest from him the fortune of their house, the dominion of their world, or only a dole of food for their hunger. If not always in the hot mood to smash, he is always stealthily ready for a drowning. The most amazing wonder of the deep is its unfathomable cruelty.

Filipe Prista Lucas Rodrigues Lopes

By the way, any news on Mrs. Dainton and Ms. Asplund ? Haven't heard of both of them for awhile and was wondering if everything is ok.

As my thoughts linger on the people...the Families and the impact, my mind wanders to the people of this site. I haven't been a big particapant, but I have learned so much. Seeing the family you have become has touched me deeply. It's a very beautiful thing. I'm proud to be a part of it.

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