It’s hard to believe it’s already been 105 years since the sinking of the Titanic. To this day, this tragedy is still listed as one of the most horrific maritime disasters to date. For 20 years the history of the Titanic has been a large part of my life– I’ve read many books on the subject, and keep up with the newest theories about why the Titanic sank to the bottom of the ocean. The latest one that I’ve seen states that there was a large fire in one of the boilers that compromised the structural integrity of the steel around the area. Unfortunately, the iceberg hit exactly this area which could have led to the easiness that the ice cut through the ship.
Almost 3 years ago my husband I had the chance to visit the last port of call in Cobh, Ireland; in 1912, this area was known as Queensland. Seeing the artifacts from both the Titanic and White Star line made this event even more real to me. As I read the names of those lost at sea that fateful day, my heart went out to the families who never got to see their loved ones again. Below, I’ve included two pictures from the museum–I apologize for the glare. The poem was written by an Irishman from the area.