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The Fascinating Yet Tragic History of the Titanic Ship - Historyplex

Let me tell you a story . . . The RMS Titanic steamship was the largest and most magnificent ship in the world (at the time) high as an 11 story building and long as 4 "long" city blocks she was considered unsinkable boasted of water tight bulkhead compartments and 29 giant boilers for speed she was said to be the biggest manmade movable object in the world (at the time) built in Belfast, Ireland by shipbuilder Thomas Andrew and the White Star Line her maiden voyage was at noon April 10, 1912 from SouthHampton, England White Star pier her destination New York City, USA she began her voyage with waters calm as a lake Titanic sank at 2:20 AM on April 12, 1912 after hitting an iceberg that left a 300 foot gash she plunged beneath the surface of the icy North Atlantic with her lights still aglow four hundred miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada 1500 souls of the 2240 aboard drowned many are buried at Fairview Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada their final resting place and many have never been identified it took one hour radio message sent "We are sinking fast ...." The story of Titanic has inspired books, films, movies and conspiracy theories abound over the years and still 706 people survived on not enough life boats(only 16) women and children first please but, Bruce Ismay, Chief Exec of White Star Line got on a lifeboat and he was never able to live that down (a coward) and the unsinkable sank In 1985 the wreck of Titanic was located 13,000 feet under water in the North Atlantic her portholes, walls and railings covered in rust her once grand rooms and staircases gone her wide decks no more first, second and third class rooms are now where fish swim and sea creatures crawl in the end it did not matter who you were on Titanic you either perished in the ocean or were saved many lost souls still remain part of the Atlantic ocean since the wreck was discovered items have been salvaged some think of this as grave robbing and to me it is oh, let Titanic and her 1500 lost souls rest in peace ______________________________ October 20, 2021 Poetry/Narrative/The Queen of the Ocean, Titanic Copyright Protected, ID 10-1398-477-20 All Rights Reserved, 2021, Constance La France Written for the contest, A Noteworthy Ship sponsor, Robert James Liguori, Judged 11/11/2021 First Place

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Date: 11/12/2021 6:49:00 PM
Wow a lot of work and you penned this well! Congrats!
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Date: 11/13/2021 8:32:00 AM
Karen, thanks for the compliment and congrats, I have researched the story a lot as Titanic sunk in the North Atlantic off the coast of Newfoundland Canada and many of the dead are buried in a cemetery in Halifax Canada and I am from Canada ~ love and serenity_ Constance
Date: 11/12/2021 12:17:00 PM
I like how you handled the subject. I have read a few accounts including from Colonel Archibald Gracie, John B. Thayer, and Violet Jessup and of coursed watched a few titanic movies. I was in Halifax before the pandemic, went to the maritime museum where I learned about the recovery one of which was a baby which floated to them (tears). Congrats!
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Date: 11/13/2021 8:37:00 AM
Kim, thanks for the compliment and congrats, the scene in the Titanic movie with Kate Winslet is the scene where a woman holding her baby is floating among the dead in the water, frozen, that scene will always haunt me, tears ~ love and serenity_ Constance
Date: 11/12/2021 10:35:00 AM
Sometimes the best in writing is simply saying things as we see them. I feel blessed to be able to read such a nice tribute to what was an unfortunate event... in the form of a very thoughtfully produced narrative. Congrats on your placement.
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Date: 11/13/2021 8:38:00 AM
Robert, thank you for the inspiration and the contest and my great placement and for the compliment on my writing and the congrats ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
Date: 11/11/2021 10:27:00 PM
Beautiful writing on Titanic. "many lost souls still remain part of the Atlantic ocean" True. Congratulations!
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Date: 11/12/2021 8:18:00 AM
Christuraj, thank you for the visit and the compliment , comment and congratulations, sadly there were many bodies never found ~ peace and tranquility _Constance