Remembering Titanic – 100 Years Later


There really isn’t anything left to say about that fateful night, is there? But after 100 years, we still remember and are still captivated by the story.

Marking its centennial, this year we saw a number of tributes/memorials including the return of the 2007 blockbuster Titanic (although I thought I had heard the last of “My Heart Will Go On” 15 years ago, but I suppose not), an in-depth repeated look into exactly what happened to the ship by the director, James Cameron, on the National Geographic channel and a memorial cruise that is taking the same route as the doomed ship.

This weekend I went to the South Street Seaport Museum for their special exhibit, “Titanic at 100: Myth and Memory”. The exhibit it small- only one room, but it held a lot of small personal artifacts from survivors, mayday communications and production items from Titanic films.

Although I wasn’t particularly impressed with what was showcased, it wasn’t bad as visual cliff notes for those wanting to bring their kids or looking for a way to commemorate this event.

I have been coming to this area since I was a little kid and maybe I forgot or didn’t pay attention, but there’s a 60-foot memorial lighthouse at the entrance of the museum complex that was erected in 1913 and dedicated to those who lost their lives on the RMS Titanic.

The exhibit is open through May 16th; $5 museum admission
And because I like documentaries, here’s a clip from the NatGeo presentation of Titanic: The Final Word with James Cameron where he and his team assembles a new CGI of how they believed the ship sank.


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  1. I’ve been watching a bunch of the specials on NatGeo and History channel all weekend.. it’s amazing the technology we have now.. to be able to recreate with CGI this horrible tragedy, to hopefully shed some light and understanding to something so horrific.

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