May 2, 2005 |
Dozens of relics from the Titanic were auctioned for more than $150,000 in Brookline, including a gold pocket watch owned by an Irish immigrant that stopped ticking the day the ship sank. The watch, once owned by Nora Keane of County Limerick, Ireland, was sold for $24,675, more than three times its estimated value, said Jon Baddeley, Bonhams & Butterfields auction house's marine collectibles expert. Keane survived the sinking.
June 19, 2004 |
The United States signed a treaty Friday with Great Britain to protect the undersea wreckage of the Titanic from damage and looting, the State Department said. The treaty, which Britain signed in November, still requires approval from Congress. The treaty would set up regulations to control visits to the site, John Turner, assistant secretary of state, said in a telephone conference call.
June 7, 2004 |
If a penny saved is a penny earned, you can earn yourself a cool $30,000 today. That's been the going price to plunge 12,000 feet to the North Atlantic seabed for a glimpse of the Titanic through the peephole of a cramped submersible. But at 6 p.m. today, you can get a good look at the RMS Titanic on live TV. You won't have to leave the house. And it won't cost you a cent. Airing on the National Geographic Channel (and repeating at 9 p.m.
June 5, 2004 |
Explorer Robert Ballard, who found the wreck of the Titanic 19 years ago, has returned to the North Atlantic site to find out why the luxury liner is decaying faster than expected. Researchers said they have noticed that many of the Titanic's structures have collapsed and many items seen years ago are gone.
April 16, 2004 |
Nineteen years after discovering the Titanic, underwater explorer Robert Ballard announced he was returning to the luxury liner to document its deterioration, and to push for international backing to preserve it and other shipwrecks as permanent memorials.
November 7, 2002 |
It has taken 90 years, the latest in DNA technology and a television documentary to do it, but the "Unknown Child" from the Titanic has finally been identified. The crew of the Canadian recovery ship Mackay-Bennett found the body of the young, fair-haired boy a few days after the steamer sank, killing more than 1,500 people.