Category Archives: Titanic Survivors

Titanic Survivor Esther Bloomfield Hart Recalls Tragic Sinking

Esther Hart was never very keen on the idea of going to Winnipeg.  When her husband Benjamin announced his decision to leave Ilford, England and strike out for a new life in Canada,  she was immediately apprehensive.   But times … Continue reading

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Writing Ravenscraig

I count myself lucky that I knew so little about the publishing industry when I started writing Ravenscraig. It would have gotten in the way of the writing. Well over a decade ago, I tasted the freedom of “making up … Continue reading

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Titanic Passengers — Hudson Allison and Family — Former Winnipeg Residents

When the Titanic sank, there was both an outpouring of grief and a great public fascination with the passengers. Only a third of those on board the great ship were rescued. Fifteen hundred people died in the shipwreck. In Winnipeg, … Continue reading

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Titanic’s 100th Anniversary – Where will you be?

Home from your summer vacation and wondering how to bring something more meaningful to next year’s travels? How about Titanic? The 100th anniversary of the sinking is April 15th, 2012. If you are truly adventurous, and wealthy, you might consider … Continue reading

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How the Titanic Sank

99 years ago tonight, the Titanic scraped past an iceberg, slicing open the hull. The ship that was believed to be unsinkable, was doomed.  This short animation offers a concise view of how this happened and why. The Titanic struck … Continue reading

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Titanic Strikes the Iceberg, April 14, 1912

It was 99 years ago that the Titanic was racing across the North Atlantic to break speed records for crossing from Britain to New York.  Titanic’s maiden voyage ended in disaster with more than 1,500 people on board perishing in … Continue reading

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Titanic: Interview with Eva Hart on the 75th Anniversary of the Sinking

“Over to You”, was the name of this program that must have been on cable television.  The segment was called “Titanic:  a Survivor’s Tale.” A  school teacher in England, whose name was not recorded, conducts an interview with Eva Hart … Continue reading

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Interviews with Titanic Survivors

When the Titanic struck the iceberg in the North Atlantic on April 14th, 1912, there was no immediate panic. There was confusion and a prevailing feeling that getting into the lifeboats would be an unnecessary inconvenience. There had been so … Continue reading

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