|March 29th, 2012|
Titanic was meant to be a business asset, anything at the time that could increase it's reputation as the grandest, most luxorious way to travel would boost revenue from customer interest in sailing with White Star. From cutting ahead of scedule with second grade materials (in small amounts) and metals (some rivets) to steaming too fast in iceberg prone waters, many notions were passed forward to practice on the Construction and sailing of the Titanic, at the moment it was deemed all in favor of "good business".
Keep in the mind that during this time, major changes in the labor conduct and movements for better industry conditions for workers was happening all throughout the Western world, not just in the shipbuilding industry.
So the way White Star treated the pacing in the Construction and maiden voyage such as the recommending of Captain Smith to not slow down with iceberge warnings issued for their waters, was not to uncommon for business practice in big industry then.
Many other liners went down to the bottom of the sea during this time as well from a vareity of reasons, some even close to reaching Titanic's death toll, such as the Empress of Ireland, with over 1,000 passengers lost in that tragedy.
These things happened at sea during this time more than history seems to admit, another instance is the fate of the RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the Titanic survivors in the North Atlantic on the morning of April 15th, would be torpedoed by a German U Boat in WW l.
|March 30th, 2012|
I believe that Nelson had the same problem.
Secondly, arriving in New York - Statin Island, Governor's Island, Statue of Liberty - etc.etc. I had that dream, as you have. And one day I did it, lived my dream. And you know what- it was wonderful, glorious. New York, New York, bring it on! I hope you do it and live a dream. And once you have done it, no-one can ever take it away from you.