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A Scottish daily newspaper used its last-ever broadsheet edition to nail a longstanding myth about how it reported the Titanic disaster According to urban legend the Aberdeen-based Press and Journal covered the 1912 shipping catastrophe with the headline NorthEast man lost at sea The DC Thomson-owned PJ decided to set the record straight in its final broadsheet edition on Friday before this weeks tabloid relaunch | holdthefrontpage.co.uk
 

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He said he agrees with Hart who last saw her father when he wrapped her in a blanket and placed her in a lifeboat with her mother Hart who died in 1996 equated taking artifacts from the Titanic site to robbing graves in a cemetery Blasco said such a thing would never be allowed on land and watery graves such as the Titanic site should be treated the same as gravesites on land He likened the American companys actions to driving a truck into a cemetery taking things from gravesites and | Herald News

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Nearly 100 years ago Jimmy Myrick a 14yearold Newfoundland boy was one of the first people to hear RMS Titanics latenight distress call The transmissions from the stricken vessel and the resulting bustle of activity at the Cape Race Marconi Station that occurred after Myrick alerted the stations wireless operators to the impending disaster will be reenacted on April 14 as part of the 100th anniversary of the worlds most fascinating marine tragedies | Herald News

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This year instead of sinking into a celebration of catastrophic kitsch its worth restoring the Titanic to its rightful place as a most modern memento mori What should we remember Steven Biel in his cultural history of the Titanic aptly highlighted Henry Adamss response to the tragedy Nature jeers at us for our folly | wsj.com

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It turned heads when it was built more than a century ago Made to order for the chairman of Harland and Wolff this car like the luxury liner it is named after was the last word in absolutely everything And all eyes will again be on the 101yearold Titanic Ghost Rolls Royce when it returns to Northern Ireland for the first time in 85 years later this month | belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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Until now Ballard said their families had not publicized their connection with the ship because they felt in some way ashamed and responsible for what had occurred But Ballard recently went to Belfast and met with the families who agreed to be interviewed for the first time For me this story has always been about the people not the ship Ballard said | theday.com

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As the craft glides through the freezing depths of the ocean more than two miles below the surface I stare out through the thick glass window into the abyss From the external lights of our vessel I can see across the ancient terrain which looks almost like a lunar landscape Occasionally strange aquatic creatures dart across my vision adding to the alien atmosphere Then suddenly there it is the sight I shall never forget Rising before my eyes is the prow of the most famous ship i | dailymail.co.uk

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THE granddaughter of the Southampton sea captain who saved the lives of more than 700 survivors of the Titanic disaster visited the citys port todayRosemary Pettets grandfather was Sir Arthur Rostron master of the Cunard liner Carpathia who answered the SOS from Titanic as she was sinking in the Atlantic | dailyecho.co.uk

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A postcard sent from a passenger on the illfated Titanic liner is set to fetch up to 4000 at auction Andrew Johnston who lived with his family in Thornton Heath sent the postcard to his dad from the ship as it left Queenstown now Cobh in Cork Ireland | yourlocalguardian.co.uk

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Scarboroughs tourism bosses are being urged not to miss the boat and commemorate the towns links to an historic maritime disaster | scarborougheveningnews.co.uk

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Next April the Nova Scotia town will mark the centenary of its role in retrieving and burying the ships passengers says Nigel Richardson | telegraph.co.uk

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An estimated 1 000 books have already been written on the liner and its fate A lot more are coming The challenge therefore for writers is to find a new way to tell the story For Richard DavenportHines whose justpublished Titanic Lives Migrants and Millionaires Conmen and Crew HarperPress has drawn lavish praise from the critics the answer lay not only in detailing the stories of the passengers from the upper class toffs to the political religious and economic refugees in third cl | timeslive.co.za

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The sale of more than 5000 artifacts salvaged from the worlds most famous shipwreck is causing concerns for a local museum official Concerns serious enough the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will never consider hosting the Titanic relics even as a temporary exhibit No maritime museum in the world that is part of the International Congress of Maritime Museums would display any of these items the museums registrar LynnMarie Richard said in a recent interview | ca

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Santini owns two of what he believes are only about a dozen deck chairs plucked from the ocean Santini said he hopes the artifacts at auction will be reassembled into a larger permanent exhibit But Santini said he wonders if it may just be a big publicity stunt Im not entirely sure theyre for sale | owensoundsuntimes.com

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Almost 100 years after the Titanic ocean liner was sunk by an iceberg on her maiden voyage to New York artefacts retrieved from the ship are about to go on auction | bbc.co.uk

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Journalist WT Stead one of the best known victims of the Titanic disaster exactly 100 years ago in April this year was also one of Wimbledons most famous residentsWilliam Thomas Stead 18491912 lived at Cambridge House Wimbledon Park Road South now part of Church Road At 220am 15 April 1912 he was on the worlds most famous ship as it sank into the North Atlantic after striking an iceberg | wimbledonguardian.co.uk

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ONE HUNDRED and twentythree flares were released from Spike Island in Co Cork to commemorate the individuals who boarded the illfated Titanic from nearby Cobh on April 11th 1912 When the Titanic struck an iceberg in the north Atlantic four days later it sank with the loss of over 1500 lives including 79 of those who boarded in Cobh Among those who died was a Cobh native able seaman Lionel Leonard who travelled as a thirdclass passenger | irishtimes.com

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There is little doubt that we are all going to be engulfed with Titanic fever over the next few months as the centenary of the liners sinking approaches Memorial cruises films and exhibitions are all being prepared for the great event which will capture our attention before the arrival of distractions such as The Queens Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics | mirror.co.uk

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The tale of the Titanic will be recreated through a documentary and music event at Belfasts Waterfront Hall to commemorate the centenary of the boats sinking The event on 14 April will be broadcast live on BBC Two from Belfasts waterside venue near the site where the ship was launched in 1911 Organisers say they are in talks with all the major international broadcasters to show the event globally | eventmagazine.co.uk

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