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Does the Titanic interest anyone else?

post #1 of 17
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Last night, my hubby got me the DVD 'Ghosts of the abyss', it's a movie about the Titanic, the wreckage. It shows what the people who explored it saw, what was recorded with the little robots that were made for this mission saw. It's really cool.

I was just curious if anyone else has a lot of interest in it also. I really love that part of history. The houses, the clothing. What the ship meant to the world, and what her sinking meant to the world also.
post #2 of 17
Kind of... I mean, I definitely think that period of history was interesting with the way people were supposed to behave, what they were supposed to wear, etc. And the fact that the Titanic sank when it was proclaimed that it couldn't is pretty interesting... other than that, I haven't really looked into it more, I'm afraid.
post #3 of 17
Yea the titanic is pretty cool, its a sad story tho, things under water creep me out lol.
post #4 of 17
I love watching anything to do with the titanic!. There was a documentry on a couple of years ago which showed those robot cameras searching around the ship.

I must look out for that dvd though!.
post #5 of 17
I agree with Baylee's mama.


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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
Kind of... I mean, I definitely think that period of history was interesting with the way people were supposed to behave, what they were supposed to wear, etc. And the fact that the Titanic sank when it was proclaimed that it couldn't is pretty interesting... other than that, I haven't really looked into it more, I'm afraid.
post #6 of 17
Yes. The Titanic is fascinating and sad, with a lesson I can benefit from: never assume anything is indestructible. (Except Rubbermaid... )
post #7 of 17
In 1997, my ex and I routed our annual trip Back East, to go through Memphis. The Titanic exhibition was at the Pyramid, at that time and we spent a day there.

To see actual artifacts, that had been on the bottom of the ocean, for over 75 years, was amazing. You can still read the writing on a waiter's order pad.

Three years ago, this exhibition was at the Rio, in Las Vegas and was drawing record crowds. I don't know what the tour schedule is but, I'm sure that it can be found online, somewhere.
post #8 of 17
The Titanic Exhibition was at Tampa's Museum of Scince and Industry last year. Was it ever fascinating! There were artifacts from the ship, including an actual piece of the hull, and some of the rooms, including the Grand Staircase were recreated to exact specification. Although it was so interesting to experience, part of me is sad that Bob Ballard's (the original discoverer) wishes weren't upheld. When he discovered the Titanic orignally, he did not feel it was right to remove anything from the wreckage site, in memory of the victims.
post #9 of 17
I have an extremely morbid interest in all things disasterous. I love things like the Titanic, Pompeii, ect. I love historical battle fields too. And houses... I want so badly to go South to the towns that were destroyed during the Civil War, or to Scotland to Culloden. I love stuff like that.
post #10 of 17
Tia, we had an ice storm all day today and no power so I finally get to reply to this. My family has a very weird connection to the Titanic. It really is the only thing we can say about us. Well, you know my family heritage is Russian. In 1912 there was the beginning of the uprising in Russia and my father's family --my great-grandmother and her six daughters, the youngest of which was my own grandmother, then aged 12-- emigrated from Russia to England to get to the United States where other parts of my family were waiting for them. They had tickets on a "big boat" but could not speak hardly any English so they of course were put into Steerage, down below....they had passage on the Titanic. Well, they had problems entering England and by the time they got to the dock in Southhampton, the Titanic had left. These six feisty Russian ladies were very upset and could not believe the boat left without them! It's not like we are related to the Czar or anything, goodness! We were just a bunch of potato peasants!! So being so incensed they threw their tickets into the Atlantic and stomped off. You see, old family rule has it when you miss a boat you destroy your tickets because to keep them will be bad luck. That was April, 1912. They finally arrived in America June 21, 1912 on another ship from the White Star Line. That ticket is framed in my brother's house to this day.

When the exhibit came to Seattle last year I went every day for four days. I have books, articles, everything that my family kept on the disaster. EVen Sasha's name is a really a Russian boy's name, and there was a Sasha on the Titanic too. What wouldn't I give to have any one of those Steerage Class tickets back now......
post #11 of 17
Grissom...I think you would enjoy this book by Simon Winchester ...great writer, it's about Krakatoa!


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...085-6661755mon
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
I am very fascinated by the Titanic. It is so sad about the loss of life. It is very sad how each person was effected by it all. I am still so interested in learning as much as I can about it.

E. ... WOW! A ticket ?? Yeah, I'd give just about anything to have something from or about the Titanic today.

On the bringing things to the surface subject... I have mixed feelings about that. On one hand I think it's important for everyone to be able to see it. Study it. Be near it. I think that it would be interesting to see what kind of stuff survived that long under the water. The historical significance of the stuff there is priceless. I feel like everyone should get to what ever is surfaced, but I think it should belong to the descendants of the original owners. That is if they know who it belonged to in the first place.

On the other hand, I think everything should be left as is. Too many people were lost needlessly because of bad decisions made by other people. I think that it should stay as a grave marker as it fell, everything exactly as is. Everything exactly the way it was when it landed that night. I know it's been disturbed. I want to see the stuff so bad, but I think I would have mixed feelings if I saw it. I think I would feel guilty for looking at artifacts that are so intertwined with the tragedy.

I also think it's kind of strange how it's so interesting still today. I think it's also part of the time it happened in. They thought they were all so advanced. I sit here at my computer, surfing, reading about it. Reading about how people acted. How they had so many new inventions. I try not to feel like I'm any more advanced then they were, because about 90 years from now someone (I hope humans are still around) will be looking back on my time. Wondering how we could live withouth what they have. How we survived without the knowledge they have... ...

Yeah...

So anyway, I find it very interesting.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by MyRage
I am very fascinated by the Titanic. It is so sad about the loss of life. It is very sad how each person was effected by it all. I am still so interested in learning as much as I can about it.

E. ... WOW! A ticket ?? Yeah, I'd give just about anything to have something from or about the Titanic today.


No, remember my great-grandmother Bubbie and my own grandmother Sarah Elizabeth threw them in the Atlantic because they had missed the sailing....the actual ticket we do have is from another ship registered to the White Star Line, when they arrived in the United States June 21, 1912. But it's still pretty neat I think. And I have mixed feelings regarding letting the site go untouched or preserving it for history. In the end --? I'd say let it be undisturbed as nature intended it.
post #14 of 17
i would love to see it.
but i would be really scared. i think the things would haunt me but it seems so lovely that it was stil there after so long!
post #15 of 17
Wow Elizabeth that's amazing!
post #16 of 17
Yes love to read about it and things they say about it, Will we ever know the truth??
post #17 of 17
YES!
I have watched all the specials on it more than once and would really, really want to see the travelling display, if it was near here. I have such a huge interest in it, but then, like poster Grissom, I am obsessed with the Civil War, the Pyramids, Pompeii, just a lot of things like that... Am not sure why--but I am... I think maybe I am facinated how their lives were just going along --and then they were gone, just like that....
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