Oh, nobody was touching that without permission and the special gloves museum people use when handling fragile artifacts. Paul Burns, one of the curators of the museum attraction, was there the entire time and made sure everything was done by the numbers.Wow. I hope you had special access. They don't let people paw that original I hope. Always nice to see the original artifacts. Cheers.
We had an interesting range of speakers and guests, like Maggie Bailey who is running RMSTI and looks set to undo the damage done by Arnie Geller's crowd. Oh, this photo I did was something I staged for the benefit of the blokes who thought the Titanic was trying to break a speed record. Just a little sarcasm here!
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Parks wrote this 20 years ago. You probably don't know him or of him as he scrubbed his sites off the web. Fortunantly The Wayback archived a lot of his stuff. I copied most to my Titanic/Ships folder. Anyway its a interesting article on searchlights. Cheers.I definitely can't speak from personal boating experience, but it still seems sensible to me that ships be provided some type of lights as an option to use as needed for a variety of peculiar or practical circumstances.
p.s. is it not possible to dim the ship lights, like we can for house light switches? So that they wouldn't be too bright? Or what if the light wasn't bright white? Could it be more like an ocean shade, but lighter -- to blend in yet illumine the path ahead at least? I'm just curious. I haven't been on a ship or boat since I was a little kid, 30 years ago. I don't know anything about this kind of stuff, so it fascinates me.
Parks wrote this 20 years ago. You probably don't know him or of him as he scrubbed his sites off the web. Fortunantly The Wayback archived a lot of his stuff. I copied most to my Titanic/Ships folder. Anyway its a interesting article on searchlights. Cheers.
But imagine the headlines that might have been: April 17, 1912, edition of the New York Herald:
(New York) “We learned today from passengers on her maiden voyage that the White Star liner, Titanic, nearly collided with an iceberg in the early morning of April 15th. Titanic, pinnacle of the modern shipbuilder’s art, was saved from damage by an electrical arc searchlight. The guardian beacon of light alerted the officers of Titanic in time to steer away from danger. The captain noted that a collision, though unlikely to have been serious, might have inconvenienced the great ship.”