Monday, September 21, 2020

Let's talk about the Titanic!

by Molly Jebber, Amish Historical Romance Author

I've always been fascinated with the Titanic. When I wrote LIZA'S SECOND CHANCE, I chose 1912 so I could mention the Titanic sinking and what the Amish may think about it. They aren't supposed to buy outside world newspapers, but they are curious, and they would have heard people talk about it. Here is one of the lifeboats.

Some random interesting things about the Titanic:

On April 15, 1912 around 2:20 am., the Titanic, a British ocean liner, sank into the North Atlantic Ocean. This was about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. The ship had about 2,200 passengers and crew.

The RMS Titanic was the largest ship at the time it was put into service. The ship burned about 600 tons of coal each day. One hundred and seventy six men were responsible for hand shoveling the coal in a 24 hour period. Here's a boarding pass.

The ships interior was somewhat inspired by The Ritz in London. The furnishings were lavish and elegant. The Grand Staircase descended down seven of the ship's ten decks which featured cherubs and famous paintings.

The ship had a gym, first-class kennel for dogs, elegant dining and state rooms, beautiful chandeliers, talented musicians for entertainment which were required to memorize 352 songs, and so much more. Passengers were given song books with the list of 352 songs, and they could request which ones they'd like to hear.

The last supper served to first-class passengers had eleven courses. Over 1,500 passengers died in the maritime disaster, and 705 passengers survived. The ship had a capacity of 3,300 which includes crew and passengers. They had a mere sixteen lifeboats for 1,178 people. 

Eva Hart was seven years old when she boarded the Titanic with her parents. She was one of the survivors, and she died when she was 91 in 1996. She remembered the scary event as a child that took her father that night. 

I get teased sometimes about "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" song, because of my first name. I was surprised to read Molly Brown was a widow and survivor, who was on the Titanic. She was known for keeping calm and order while passengers will guided to the lifeboats.  

I loved to take cruises until this virus put a stop to it for the time-being. Where have you traveled? Have you taken a cruise?

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  1. I know several people who have been on cruises and have loved it. It has always seemed like an enormous amount of money but it might be a bucket list item. Thanks for posting. bcrug(at)twc(dot)com

    1. Hi Connie! Thank you for posting a comment. I hope you have a great week!

  2. I have been on a cruise - went with my daughter in 2012 and have wanted to go again every since :). I know my husband, an Executive Chef, would love it, so we are waiting for them to get going again. We cruised to Cozumel and it was quite the experience! There are so many things we didn’t do on the ship - things I look forward to enjoying with my husband!. Thanks for the giveaway. bettimace(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Hi Betti,

      Thank you for posting. How wonderful that your husband is an Executive Chef! Have a great week!

  3. I haven’t been on a cruise but know many who has gone on a cruise with all their family or with a large group.

    Interesting post about the Titanic. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway Molly.