Suddenly the whole superstructure of the ship appeared to split, well forward to midship, and bow or buckle upwards. The second funnel, large enough for two automobiles to pass through abreast, seemed to be lifted off, emitting a cloud of sparks. It looked as if it would fall on top of me. It missed me by twenty or thirty feet. The suction of it drew me down and down, struggling and swimming, practically spent.
Have always wondered why the film 'Raise the Titanic' showed the second funnel missing instead of the first?
From my understanding, they didn't want to give Titanic the appearance of being a three stacker.Because the producers simply got it wrong. People who do cinema for entertainment manage to do that.