Recent Titanic newspaper article


Andrew Maheux

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For anyone who is interested, I have a newspaper article dated July, 27, 2001 from The Ottawa Citizen.. it says..

HAYS CAN COMMUNE WITH TITANIC BUFFS

Re: Charles Melville Hays guards his grand creation, July 20.
For the record, Charles Melville Hays was certainly not in England in the early spring of 1912 buying furniture for his Chateau Laurier Hotel. He had been in England for a directors meeting of the Grand Trunk Railway, which was $100-million in debt at the time.
Mr.Hays, his wife, daughter, and son-in-law were aboard the Titanic returning with an entourage of dignitaries for the official opening of the Chateau, which was to have taken place on April 26, 1912, two weeks after the Titanic sank.
I'm glad to hear he is still poking around the hotel, which will be the site of an international convention of Titanic enthusiasts next year to mark the 90th anniversary of the sinking.
Alan Hustack, Montreal

Editor's note: Alan Hustak is the author of Titanic, The Canadian Story


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Sam Brannigan

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$100 million ......that's a hell of a lot of money. (10 Titanics in 1912 money) Anyone know any more about this? Was it Canadian dollars, and was there an exchange rate? If this is true, how did Hays contribute to such a mess?

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Jason D. Tiller

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Hi Andrew,

Thanks for posting that article.

Best regards,

Jason
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