Over the years, there has been much debate over the drawings illustrated inspired by survivor Jack Thayer. I'm sure everyone here has seen the infamous drawings, so I won't bother to include them. In the fourth drawing, the bow is shown above the water along with the stern, and the middle is buckling with the caption "Foward end floats, then sinks (1:50 AM)." Although there is still controversy of the bow resurfacing, I myself have come to believe that this is a physical impossibility. This leads me to think that either survivors were mistaken, or the fate of the grand staircase was coming into play. In this video, rare footage shows the entire staircase lifting from its foundation: (Skip to 1:40) Because of the sudden intake of sea water combined with the sheer boyancy of the oak, the entire set was torn from its base. Would this have happened on that fatal night? I am aware that Cameron's set and the real thing had their differences, but they were similar in so many ways.