The latest issue of TI's 'Voyage' focuces on the Big Piece


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The latest issue of Titanic International Society's journal "Voyage" has conciderable coverage on "The Big Piece".
Excellent issue....
Its hard to beleive its been 5 years since the Big Piece was raised and brought to Boston...

Soon we will be at the 5 year anniversary of the sounding of Titanic's whistles in St. Paul.

My oh my, how times flies.....

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John Clifford

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Especially considering that in 20 Months, we will be observing the 20th Anniversary of Titanic's discovery, on September 1, 1985.
 
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Or, more correctly, it focuses on the "big pieces"! Once raised and in RMSTI's possession, the infighting began. With TWO travelling exhibits, how would they share the big piece? So, the hull section got toted back and forth every couple of weeks. Then, RMSTI announces the necessity of cutting the piece in two due to its size causing transportation difficulties. But, wait!!! With it cut in two, there was no longer a need to transport it back and forth as much. AMAZING!!! So much for ethics and preservation.
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<snort> What ethics???
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It's kind of relative. How "big" was it? Multiply by two?
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The little bit of the "big piece" was the underneath section. If you look at the big piece, there was a smaller section with a vertical row of rivet holes, making the whole hull fragment look like an L-shape. That small piece is what we got in London.

Still weighed enough for them to have to reinforce the floor.
 
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Paul wrote: "That small piece is what we got in London." And a big little piece it was, too! Fascinated, I spent considerable time in awe before it. I could imagine myself 'curator' of just one of those rivets. (Only until I was invited to contribute it to my imagined 'Titanic100' Exhibition at Greenwich in 2012, of course.) Amazingly, I was allowed to take home one of the holes.
 
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