Artifacts washed ashore

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George Pastarmatzis

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Yes exactly! That's where I had the impression that something of that sort actually happened in real life. Obviously, I was mistaken! Thanks for reminding me of that too!
 
Inger Sheil

Inger Sheil

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No worries, George - I'd forgotten about this scene until you mentioned the engraved instrument, and reading back through the thread I see Shelley had already twigged to it as well.
 
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George Pastarmatzis

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Hi all! I read in Susan Wels' book about the Titanic that hundreds of cups with the White Star logo and several shoes were found near the debris field! Is that accurate in terms of the numbers mentioned? Were did these shoes come from? Thanks!!!
 
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Bob Godfrey

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George, when the shoes arrived on the ocean bed most of them had feet inside them. In the fullness of time, the bodies have disappeared and only the tanned leather (which is not digestible) has survived.
 
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George Pastarmatzis

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Thanks Bob! I thought they came from passengers luggage or cabins! Obviously, i was mistaken!
 
Donald J A Smith

Donald J A Smith

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Shoes, found isolated as a single pair, eerily remind us of the fact that Bob has drawn to our attention: "most of them had feet inside them." Encountering the display of a pair of shoes in the recent exhibition at the Science Museum here in London (with which, unusually, the man's coat was also recovered) was a very moving experience for me.
 
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Jeremy Lee

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Could the bodies sink so deep and never floated? Were the victim trapped under anything?

Its quite a morbid fascination.....
 
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JJAstorII

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Years after the Lusitania disaster, one of its lifejackets washed ashore in New Jersey. Bottles with messages in them, washed ashore on the coast of Virginia from the Naronic, after it sank in 1893. However, I have never heard of any Titanic artifacts having been recovered from a shoreline. Has anyone heard that some items were washed ashore, anywhere?
I have read references before to furniture washing up on the shores of Nova Scotia. I THINK it might've been in Voices of the Carpathia, but can't 100% remember the book reference. Anyway the furniture in question was apparently from the Reading and Writing room, a sofa chair.
 
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