Titanic sinking: 100-year anniversary

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.

Titanic sinking: 100-year anniversary
— Dan Helmbold/The Telegram
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Dee
- April 01, 2015
- 19 h 00

I agree completely. Reports of ice on the deck could have been ice off the rigging. The decks of the Titanic was some 80 feet above the surface and even the lookouts said it didn't appear to be that high. People not accustomed to ice will call pan ice "ice bergs," so once everyone else was saying iceberg, they just said the same thing. And Tim Matlin's investigations into cold water mirage prove that it would have been impossible to see the berg or ice because the horizon was artificially above where it was in actuality. Another documentary this week also determined that the large amount of slag in the rivets meant it took less than 10,000 lbs of pressure to pop them. Pan ice can do that. A berg would have torn the side off with millions of pounds of pressure. And finally, the damage found was exactly what you'd expect from pan ice...the "morse code" pattern down the side, not a gash. Good on you, Mr. Collins.

Other reports

Harassment on the hill March 31, 2015

On March 27, The Telegram began reporting on the case of Valerie Penton, who worked in Confederation Building and dealt with sexual harassment from another government employee.

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St. Patrick’s Mercy Home on Elizabeth Avenue and the Confederation Building complex on Prince Philip Drive.
Dana Bradley murder series March 02, 2015

Dana Bradley was murdered in December 1981 and her killer has never been brought to justice. In March 2014, The Telegram broke a story of a man who believes he was witness to the crime. What followed was the most in depth and thorough study of the case since that time.

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Dana Bradley disappeared on Dec. 14, 1981. Her body was found in woods along a lane off Maddox Cove Road on Dec. 18, 1981. — Submitted photo
Winter storm hits St. John's, Avalon Peninsula February 12, 2015

The first big winter storm of the season has closed many businesses and schools in St. John's-metro and much of the Avalon Peninsula today. Here's a collection of stories and images from photographers and reporters who have braved the storm.

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The Outer Ring Road in St. John's. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Ferry fleet issues January 28, 2015

The province spent $500,000 on helicopter services when ferries broke down or were docked because of ice clogged routes in just one single fiscal year. The Telegram has obtained information on ferry breakdowns and service disruptions as well as the costs involved to the province.

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Some residents of Long Island hope the ferry service will be replaced with a fixed link.