Capt. L. Marmaduke (Duke) Collins is convinced the Titanic hit Arctic pack ice, not an iceberg, on that fateful night 100 years ago way off the coast of Newfoundland. Collins has some credentials to back up his claim, having spent many winters and springs navigating ice around the province as an ice pilot. Check out his theory and what others think in this story by reporter Steve Bartlett contained in Friday’s special eight-page supplement marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
An ice pilot has a different theory about Titanic’s collision
Duke Collins wrote a book in 2002 called, “The Sinking of the Titanic, An Ice Pilot’s Perspective.” — Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram
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- - August 9, 2012 at 23:24:10
I do not agree with Captain Collins theory, although having read his book, it is well researched and presented and I have to admit that the theory that Titanic hit pack ice is plausible.