Titanic sinking: 100-year anniversary

Titanic sinking: 100-year anniversary

— Dan Helmbold/The Telegram

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of when the famous luxury liner Titanic struck an iceberg and sank about 390 nautical miles south of Newfoundland, with more than 1,500 crew members and passengers dying in a tragedy that has resonated throughout the years.

In The Telegram Friday, we have a special eight-page supplement on the Titanic that includes a series of articles and photos, current and archival, exploring local connections to the Titanic and how the 100-year-old disaster preoccupies us still. Here is a collection of our Titanic coverage. To get the full, printed impact of the supplement, click here.

‘Struck iceberg. Send help right away.’

April 13, 2012 - 9 h 03

It was a secret Jimmy Myrick almost took to his grave. As a boy of 14, he had taken the Titanic’s distress call on April 14, 1912.

The man on duty at Cape Race’s Marconi Wireless Station,...

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‘Struck iceberg. Send help right away.’

Bowring ship recovered one body

April 13, 2012 - 8 h 16

While members of the Bowring family were reported to have known the Titanic’s captain, Edward John Smith, they would have another connection to the ship in the days after its sinking.

A Bowring...

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Bowring ship recovered one body

Local papers reported what they could of the tragedy

April 13, 2012 - 9 h 19

Concrete facts were hard to come by immediately after the Titanic sank, so the papers of the day often relied on speculation in covering the tragedy.

“Possibly all the passengers of the Titanic...

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Local papers reported what they could of the tragedy

Titanic didn’t strike big berg, says local ice pilot

April 13, 2012 - 9 h 21

A man who spent many winters and springs navigating ice around this province doesn’t believe the Titanic struck a large berg.

“I am convinced beyond everything that it was impossible,” says...

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Titanic didn’t strike big berg, says local ice pilot

Marine Institute research dispels some Titanic myths

April 13, 2012 - 7 h 29

Creating the Titanic simulator gave the Marine Institute unique insight into some of the myths about why the luxury liner sank.

Capt. Chris Hearn, who recently gave a talk on those findings, explained...

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Marine Institute research dispels some Titanic myths

Pressure to an unbearable degree

April 13, 2012 - 7 h 34

It would have taken a superhuman effort to do the right thing on the bridge of the Titanic that night. When one of the two young men up in the crow’s nest suddenly spied an iceberg dead ahead and...

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Pressure to an unbearable degree

‘The House’ has Titanic feel and appeal

April 13, 2012 - 9 h 38

Titanic enthusiasts have offered a sizeable sum for the Ryan Mansion staircase.

It’s said to be made of the same wood and by the same craftsmen as the luxury liner’s grand staircase, and a...

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‘The House’ has Titanic feel and appeal

Exhibits provide insight into Titanic aftermath

April 13, 2012 - 7 h 44

A life-vest and a piece of wood from the Titanic are part of an exhibit being launched at The Rooms this week.

Archivist Larry Dohey says the provenance of the life-preserver isn’t known, but...

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Exhibits provide insight into Titanic aftermath

A Titanic nexus

April 13, 2012 - 7 h 46

“It’s the water that really takes the body heat away — and 27 times faster than the air.”

Dave Griffiths, regional co-ordinator for the Canadian Coast Guard in this region, was fielding...

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A Titanic nexus

Teaching Titanic

April 13, 2012 - 7 h 49

Their desks in a circle, a group of Memorial University students are discussing an article that draws a comparison between the sinking of the Titanic and the Holocaust.

There’s a question about...

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Teaching Titanic