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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 “Unknown Child”

A small pair of brown shoes that were hidden away in a police sergeant’s desk in 1912 have provided the deciding clue to the identity of Titanic’s “Unknown Child”. Scientists and Titanic students have been searching for irrefutable DNA evidence … Continue reading

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Titanic Salvage – Has the Wreck Been Picked Clean?

Has the Titanic been plundered by looters?  The question is raised by Titanic enthusiasts who are worried that with modern technology, and no one to guard the Titanic, there is every possibility that greed and a hungry market for Titanic … 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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Titanic Sailed 99 Years Ago Today

On this day, 99 years ago, the Titanic sailed out of Southampton, England, on her maiden voyage en route to New York. Joyous celebrations accompanied her departure as people shouted and sang. Well-wishers hugged their families and friends and bade … Continue reading

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Titanic News in 1912: Winnipeg Stirred by Ocean Tragedy

The shocking news of the Titanic striking an iceberg late at night on Sunday, April 14, 1912, hit the telegraph wires and fed newspaper offices throughout the world. A jumble of facts, speculation, and outright falsehoods moved steadily along the … Continue reading

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The Fortune Family: Winnipeg Titanic Survivors

Only four people from Winnipeg, Canada, made it home after escaping the sinking of the Titanic. In all, there were about thirty people on the ship who were heading for Manitoba. Some were residents, others were immigrants, and still others … Continue reading

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