These pages are dedicated to my favorite ocean liner. As a young girl, I had always heard about the most luxurious ship that sank beneath the icy waters of the Atlantic. It wasn't until I was older and started researching more about this beauty of the sea, that my fascination intensified. Needless to say, I have been a TITANIC fan for years. I have watched (and re-watched) the movies, viewed the documentaries, and read numerous books, and magazines. I have a small collection of Titanic memorabilia and I am always looking for more trinkets. Ironically, my son shares his birthday with the anniversary of this beautiful ship's sinking.
On the 10th of April 1912, the RMS Titanic departed Southampton on her maiden voyage. This would be Captain E.J. Smith's last run before he retired. Four days into her journey, she struck an iceberg. Within two hours and forty minutes, she lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
She was called the Ship of Dreams and is still considered to be the most infamous maritime disaster in history. The stalwart confidence of mankind was shaken the night of April 14, 1912. An era that was infatuated with technological advancement and wealth, was rocked to its core by the sinking of a great liner. A ship that was thought to be ... unsinkable.
In December of 1997 James Cameron's movie, TITANIC, was launched in theaters. The fictitious love story of Jack and Rose went straight to the hearts of movie-goers across the country, making it an all-time favorite, and winning numerous awards.