Leaving Port ... aboard the RMS TITANIC
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. I have been a TITANIC fan for years, have watched (and re-watched) the movies, viewed the documentaries, and read many 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 to New York. 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 the most infamous maritime disaster in history. A ship that was thought by many ... unsinkable. The sinking of this great ocean liner the night of April 14, 1912 rocked an era that was infatuated with technological advancement and wealth to its core, shaking the confidence of humankind.
Twenty-four years ago, in December 1997, James Cameron’s movie, TITANIC, launched in theaters. The fictitious love story of Jack and Rose went straight to the hearts of people across the country, making it an all-time favorite. Today, it remains my favorite Titanic movie.