Mike Poirier

Dec 12, 1999
In Henry Harper's account he tells how a scantily dressed woman sat up and pointed to a heavy set woman going up the side of the Carpathia and said, " She stepped on my stomach. Horrible creature "
I am venturing a guess and saying the fat woman was Charlotte Cardeza and the scantily dressed woman was Elizabeth Schute.

Arun Vajpey

Jul 8, 1999
Thanks a lot, , sad for me :(
If it was Elizabeth Shutes then you haven't missed much, scantily dressed or otherwise.

But Miss Schutes appears to have given a detailed and graphic account of her experiences on board the Titanic after the collision and on Lifeboat #3. While she admitted that she had no time to 'dress', she must have meant dress properly, as was the norm for ladies in that era. But she says that she put on a skirt and a coat.

Also, unless I missed it somehow, she makes no mention of any fat woman stepping on her as they climbed on board the Carpathia.

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