Vol 27 2003
Contents in this Issue
SPECIAL 40th Anniversary Issue
Titanic Before Her Maiden Voyage
Between Belfast and Southampton by Edward Kamuda. Titanic, from her speed trials outside Belfast to her departure from Southampton is explored. Personal accounts from letters of officers, crew and passengers in the Society’s collection and other correspondence provide a fascinating look into Titanic’s only completed voyage.
Postcard Portrait by Karen Kamuda. Before there was television, radio and even the telephone, postcards around the era of Titanic were the equivalent of email. The speed in which they were produced and mailed is quite revealing.
Titanic at Southampton, A Time of Great Expectations by Stanley Lehrer. Before leaving the White Star Dock at noon, April 10, 1912, many personal stories not previously published are revealed including proof a caption date on a well known Titanic photograph is mistaken.
An Unfulfilled Promise, Titanic’s Transatlantic Post Office. A poignant message written on a rare postcard stamped Transatlantic Post Office 7 is explained.
Milton Long and the S. S. Spokane compiled by Bruce Andrews. Milton Long was a first class passenger from Springfield, Massachusetts who died in the Titanic disaster. Less than a year earlier in what can be described as an eerie coincidence, he was on a pleasure cruise on the S.S. Spokane which struck a ledge and sank.
Practically Unsinkable or Unsinkable. The question arises who alleged Titanic was unsinkable and how did its mention become an assumption with some passengers and the public? It appears to be the same as today, the power of marketing and media.
Making Waves by Simon Mills. Springboard for Discussion. Retrieval of Britannic, Titanic and salvage has its proponents and opponents. As the owner of Britannic Mills has first hand involvement in these vital issues and replies to differing viewpoints that preface his with with candid and insightful answers.
SeaPoste: Letters to the editor, email to THS officers and members are answered.
Featured in the Museum Shop: Where our lives and historical events meet; featured books etc & order form
Bon Voyage Titanic, THS’s 40th Convention: Titanic Dinner, speakers program, registration form.
Cover: One of several renditions of Titanic created by THS member Ed Bearman throughout his life. Bearman’s distinctive style is immediately recognizable whether his subject was an ocean liner or massive locomotives which were his true love. His subjects resembled architectural drawings, his depiction of skies and water was necessary, but superfluous, as far as he was concerned, it was the subject at hand that was important. Bearman was an engineer for the Milwaukee Road and, from the information he collected over decades on railroads and steamships, his interpretations came to life in his bright and lively paintings. When a ship’s appearance changed such as QE2’s alterations, he would bring that vessel up to date by with the latest version. Mr. Bearman’s collection was left to the Titanic Historical Society.