Joseph Bruce Ismay Diaries

Two leather diaries tooled in gold leaf with the company logo and year including one with the chairman and managing director of the White Star Lines initials J.B.I.

Letter from J. Bruce Ismay

J. Bruce Ismay at the time of the disaster, as chairman and managing director of the White Star Line, was held to blame for the loss of the Titanic by the American press; largely controlled by William Randolph Hearst a newspaper magnate and one of the richest and most powerful men in America. According to

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Ismay And The Titanic – by Paul Louden-Brown

Excerpted from “The White Star Line; An Illustrated History 1869-1934” J. Bruce Ismay at the time of the disaster, as chairman and managing director of the White Star Line, was held to blame for the loss of the Titanic by the American press; especially those controlled by William Randolph Hearst, a newspaper magnate and one

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I Heard Titanic’s Call

ALEC BAGOT was a Marconi operator on Olympic when the Titanic struck an iceberg. He was an old man when he finished the last draft of his book, Roaming Around so his memories are faulty and tainted by pop culture about the Titanic. It should also be noted that he lived a much fuller life then most who were involved in the

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Titanic Myths

The Titanic disaster is a classic tale and now has become a modern folk story, but like all folk stories our understanding of what really happened has been clouded by the way the disaster has been recounted over the years following that terrible night in April 1912. As soon as the waves of the North

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The White Star Line and The International Mercantile Marine Company

The White Star Line, the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company was, from 1902 until 1927, a wholly owned subsidiary of the International Mercantile Marine Company (IMMC). From its inception thirty years earlier up to the turn of the century, it was probably the most successful of the British transatlantic carriers. Thomas Ismay, the Line’s founder, was

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Titanic Past and Present

What were the origins of this great ocean liner? Why was Titanic built? Why was she called unsinkable? Why did she sink? Why weren’t there enough lifeboats for everyone? Was third class prevented from getting into lifeboats? Who was at fault? What changed after the disaster? At the turn of the twentieth century Great Britain

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Titanic Museum

208 Main Street, Indian Orchard, Massachusetts Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am – 4 pm, Sat 10 am – 3 pm, Closed Sundays & Holidays Admission: Adults – $4.00; Children – $2.00 Discover Titanic Where It All Began Home of the World Famous Titanic Historical Society Collection You step into friendly, nostalgic 1950s “Happy Days” hometown America

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