Ice Cake Helped Him To Escape

Worcester Telegram

New York, April 19.- A huge cake of ice was the means of aiding Emilo Portaluppi of Aricgabo, Italy, in escaping death when the Titanic went down. Portaluppi, a second class passenger, was awakened by the explosion of one of the boilers of the ship. He hurried to the deck, strapped a life preserver around him and following the example of others, leaped into the sea. With the aid of the preserver and by holding on to a cake of ice he managed to keep afloat. He was seen by one of the lifeboats and picked up. There were 35 other people in the baot when he was hauled aboard.

Related Biographies:

Emilio Ilario Giuseppe Portaluppi


Julie Dowen

Comment and discuss

Leave a comment...


Copyright © 1996-2020 Encyclopedia Titanica ( and third parties (ref: #2969, published 29 May 2004, generated 16th January 2020 06:34:19 AM)