Consistent with this description, in both 1911 and 1912 Morgan returned to the U.S. from his "winter" in Europe in mid-to-late July.quote:
In his trips abroad he has followed practically the same programme for
years, sailing at the end of the Winter, visiting France, Italy, and the
Continent generally, until the London season opens. May, therefore,
usually finds him at Dover House and, in obedience to another
established habit, he invariably returns to America in time for the
height of the season at Bar Harbor.
Oh, I don't think everybody here knows that at all, Sandy; look here.As I'm sure everyone here knows, John Pierpont ("J.P.") Morgan was scheduled to sail on Titanic, but canceled at the last moment.
Yep; here's one example of that:But he's still known to have sent Corsair ahead of him while he traveled by liner
Well, he was Commodore of the New-York Yacht Club in 1897-98, Commodore J. Pierpont Morgan, but Corsair had a professional captain. Whether Morgan's sailing skills were refined enough for him to have sailed the yacht across the Atlantic himself, I don't know, but a first-class suite on a top-of-the-line White Star steamer was certainly a more confortable (and faster) way to cross, as Bob G. noted earlier.Morgan must have been a very good sailor
At work my mind wanders, and I thought about J.P. Morgan and his true feelings, reaction, and actions upon awaking that morning and finding out that the Titanic was lost?
Was he in shock at the loss in a genuine way, praying for the souls lost?
Did he go in to business man mode and calculate his losses, determining if insurance on the ship would be adequate, and weight the impact of this on the IMM?
Did he ever give a formal statement (not sure if that was a thing then)?
Treat it as business as usual, ships sink, life goes on?
Or, (for the conspirators out there) thinking the plan worked, sort of worked, or at least it's done however it went down? Pick your conspiracy, Olympic insurance fraud/swap, Fed Reserve opposition, etc...
I believe I read before that he was depressed after the sinking,and it haunted him, but have not found anything about his true reaction. He "missed it" to be in France with who ever, but I cannot find anything regarding his position on the incident.
If this has been discussed here before please point me to the thread.