Mr Carter's pastime


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Hello,

In Cyberflix's awesome computer game, Titanic: Adventure Out of Time, it says that Mr. Carter went down to the hold daily to view his gorgeous, "new" automobile as a sort of pastime. Now, I know William Carter was real, but does anyone know if he really checked on it daily as the game says? That just seems strange. What, did he think it wasn't going to be there the next time or something?

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That automobile has been a major plot device in my fictitious stories. The one thing overlooked in most of these stories is that the automobile was crated. I believe it was also partly disassembled, but don't quote me on that. At any rate, there wasn't much to look at but a large wooden crate. I also don't believe that passengers had access to the cargo holds, even influential ones like Mr. Carter.

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I'm inclined to agree with Sparks on this one. Looking at a wooden crate would have been a tad boring, and aside from that, I can't see passangers being permitted into the cargo hold except perhaps on a supervised visit. Ships are very dangerous places and there are spots aboard where you just don't want non-seamen poking around. A cargo hold certainly qualifies.

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 

Senan Molony

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Mr Carter should have stayed topside and played Contract Bridge as a pastime. A wonderful game which was "the thinking man's poker" in those days.
This is where the gamblers really cashed in, by gambling on Bridge points. Far easier and quicker to make a killing this way than to rely on poker.
Hardly anyone plays Bridge these days... and the Cyberflix game you mention reduces the smoking room card game to a mere duel of Pontoon/Blackjack/Vingt-et-un/21 whatever you choose to call it.
Anyone for a Titanical game of Bridge in South Carolina?
 
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Jared Marvin

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I Just wanna know where you got the game from, isnt any good?!

Jared Marvin
 
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Jared,

I purchased the game around 1999 at my local K-Mart. It was a boxed set and also included Titanic: An Interactive Journey. Yes, it is a lot of fun and I recommend it. It should be no problem finding a copy online; they show up on eBay all the time.
 

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I agree with Brandon, it is a great game. Although it is not 100% accurate, but it does provide a lot of entertainment for three hours.

As Brandon said, it pops up on ebay quite often.

Best regards,

Jason
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Brian R Peterson

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Hi All!

Parks is correct in his statement that the Renault would have been crated. Any automobile at that time being shipped overseas would have been wrapped in linen or cloth to protect from dust, then set up and secured on blocks with the wheels being fastened to the sides of the crate. So access to the car outside of the showroom where it was purchased and at the docks at New York when the car would have been unpacked is unlikely.
And I highly doubt that any passenger, even Mr. Carter would have wanted, let alone have been allowed to enter the cargo holds supervised or otherwise.

Best Regard,

Brian
 
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