James Cameron was not involved in that project. That was done by Parks Stephenson, Ken Marschall, Roger Long, Simon Mills, John Chatterton, Richie Kohler (hosts of "Deep Sea Detectives") and a few others.Late last year there was a History Channel special in which James Cameron goes down to a spot some distance from the wreck and finds part of the ship's 'broken back'
Maybe you would break a sweat, but they certainly worked at pulling away. There was a general fear of suction, a concern that was also held by some of Titanic's officers as well.To go 600 feet as some survivors recalled, would have taken 20 to 30 hard pulls--enough effort to work up a sweat even on a cold night. Nobody describes working that hard at rowing. The boats were probably closer to the ship than they said. This means they really did not have to "go back," but were actually in the thick of the action already.
I'm not sure how you derived the time interval between the lights going out and when the stern going under from these references but I think it may have been a little less than that based on a number of survivor estimates. I think 5 minutes may be an upper limit. This is what Beesley described from lifeboat 13 in condensed form:Based on the stopped personal timepieces of Thayer and Gracie, and the time of sinking taken by stewardess Robinson, there is an approximate 5 to 7 minute time period in from when the last of the lights went out to the disappearance of the stern from beneath baker Joughin's feet.
Maybe without clothing, but witnesses in the boats described otherwise. Again, an example from someone who was there:As far as Titanic goes, if what I've read about cold water immersion is true, the shouting would have subsided rather quickly--within a few minutes--of when the ship disappeared.
No. You're thinking of "Last Mysteries of the Titanic" which was shown on the Discovery Channel last July; the one I'm referring to is called "Titanic's Last Moments: Missing Pieces" which was on the History Channel this past February.Wasn't he featured as a guest, though?
Yes, Astor's gold watch was found on his body when it was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett on April 22.Also, wasn't John Jacob Astor's watch found on him with his body was pulled out? (His body was recovered, right?)