Talk About the 100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic
There's a lecture tonight at the Main Library.
The century anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is on April 15. Proving it's never too early to listen to an interesting discussion, the Woodbridge Main Library is hosting a lecture entitled "Titanic: The Latest Chapter" tonight at 7 pm.
The talk will be given by Titanic expert Charles Haas. Admission is free.
The cruise ship, billed as unsinkable, scraped by an iceburg on its way from London to New York on April 15, 1912. Since it was the maiden voyage of the ocean liner, many of the rich and famous were aboard the ship, like members of the Vanderbilt family.
Because of a lack of lifeboats (who needed them if the ship was unsinkable?), many passengers died. There were many men on the list, since in those days the words "women and children first" was an unshakeable article of faith.
Even so, women and children were among the lost, particularly if they were in steerage, or third class berths.
The ship sunk in the deep Atlantic, until it was discovered in 1985 in 12,000 ft. of water, broken into two pieces.