TITANIC 100 YEARS AND STILL FASCINATING THE MASSES
Nearly everyone is familiar with the stories of this famous voyage from the heroic efforts of the ships designer, Thomas Andrews, the despondency of her Captain Edward Smith, the cowardly abandoning of the ship by J. Bruce Ismay the Chairman of The White Star Line that managed the Titanic and of course the dozens of stories of passengers, crew and the fight for survival as the ship collided with an iceberg at 11:40 PM on April 14 and a short two hours and forty minutes later at 2:20 April 15this, "marvel," of 1912 technology made her final plunge in the waters of the North Atlantic and its crushing trip to the bottom where she lay undisturbed until Robert Ballard discovered the wreck sight in 1985.
Many remembrances, documentaries, auctions of artifacts and of course the re release of James Cameron's blockbuster film have shown that the fascination of Titanic has not diminished in the 100 years since she set sail on April 12, 1912. Though the story is one of tremendous tragedy and loss of life it continues to capture the imagination of the public with new generations joining the masses who have kept the ship, her passengers, crew and story alive in a very real sense since the tragic events 100 years ago.
James Cameron revisited Titanic and through additional study has discovered the ship sank considerably different than what was thought at the time he produced his movie in 1997 which was based on scientific investigation of the wreck sight and testimony of survivors at the time of the films production. Now through additional investigation, dives to the wreck sight and for the first time a complete photographic look at the entire final resting place of Titanic a new and much more devastating picture unfolds of the sinking as shown in the below video.
The story if Titanic will continue to interest and fascinate the public because of the many lives and stories of the ship that touch our imagination as we remember the events on that tragic night 100 years ago. The Titanic is part of history but because of its never ending appeal will always be alive for future generations to become part of, "The Night to Remember."