They were presented at a ceremony in Barmouth, along with a gold watch paid for by public subscription. The nautical set still remains with the Lowe family, and one of his grandsons - himself a master mariner (now retired) - also used at least one piece at sea.quote:
To Harold Godfrey Lowe, 5th Officer RMS Titanic. “The real hero of the Titanic”. With deepest gratitude from Mrs Henry B Harris of New York
Gold *star* for me. I wonder if Lowe ever stopped by the Theater Rene Harris managed or owned while in the states later on? I know Rene was one of the first Lady Producers on Broadway after she lost Mr. Harris in the Titanic Disaster. Quite a woman.quote:
That's right, George (future daughter-in-law at that time).
You're welcome, George. Out of the three items that Bob mentions, just the telescope is pictured. The item that I was thinking of which was not given to Harold Lowe by Rene Harris, but by Alexander and Sara Compton is a matchcase. On it was inscribed these words:quote:
Thanks Jason for going to look
Harold Lowe In gratitude From Mr. and Miss Compton
Well, lifeboats were required to have a lamp with sufficent oil for 8 hours burning, but I'm not aware of one being in lifeboat 14.quote:
Interesting, I wonder if there was a search for matches to light a Lantern that night in a boat either by the Comptons or Lowe.
If I recall correctly, you're right, lifeboat 14 was leaking.quote:
Or am I confusing boats, or just imagining this completely?