This year marks the 100 year anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic, the boat that was said to be unsinkable. The Titanic was created by Thomas Andrews, its chief designer. J Bruce Ismay was the one that thought to make this famous ship. This ship was the biggest luxury ship on the seas back then.
The Titanic was built in Belfast, Ireland. It took 2 years and 3,000 men to build. It had cost 7.5 million dollars to build and furnish. This ship held 1st to 3rd class passengers that culminated in 2,223 aboard. Out of those, 1,517 died during its sinking.
The sinking could have been avoided, according to scientists. The captain received many warnings about ice that might affect their course. But the captain ignored these warnings and continued full speed ahead. It is said that if he had listened he could have saved many lives rather than destroying them.
This 100 year annivesary will be held all over the country in many different ways:
- One way would be at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic Connecticut. There Dr. Robert Ballard has created an exhibit centering around this magnificent master piece called Titanic – 12,450 Feet Below the surface. This exhibit shows everything about it how the ship was built, to remembering its survivors, and the many that had not made it. It has everything to intrigue your mind.
- Another way we are commemorating is in the theater. The 1997 film Titanic will be rereleased in 3-D. These plays take you back in time to what had really happen on this ship. These plays really demonstrate how this ship really was the Ship of Dreams.
- Also they will now have an Ipad app where they will tweet things as if they were telling a story.
- Also there will be many cruises that will be sailing from all over the world to the exact spot to throw flowers and roses into to celebrate the many that we had lost.