Sailing Day April 10


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TILL TOMORROW

Woollen sacks

Vuitton trunks

Final errands

Last minute notes

Excitement

Jitters

Last dinners on land

Kisses goodbye

Plans to make

Clocks set

Dreams tonight
 
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Cabin D 86 for me my Dearest- meet me at the foot of the Grand Staircase for supper! 26 trunks and one very small fox terrier- the demitrain will rustle! I will look down at you from the clock on the landing! Eau de nile crepe de chine and a large white camelia. Bon Voyage.
 

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I can't think where else to place this brief request for information and notice posts on this rather unconnected thread are some eight years old. Still, I'll give it a try.
I was sent a picture of the Titanic by a friend recently. I am sure it has been reproduced numerous times over the years. The caption indicates (perhaps incorrectly) that the picture was taken at Southampton on 10th April, but the port looks curiously deserted for that to be the case. The Titanic's stern fills the picture and her starboard flanks are clearly defined, various cranes at Pier 44 are visible to the left and an unidentified liner fills the foreground on the right. As evidenced in other pictures, the Titanic seems to have a slight list to port, though this could be some sort of optical illusion. However, my question concerns a feature far up by the starboard bow anchor. A floating scaffolding structure can be plainly seen. What would this scaffolding have been used for? Assisting in loading perhaps? I'd be interested to hear members' views.
 
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