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Titanic Events for April 4-5, 1912

by Terri Bey

Due to the Easter holiday yesterday, I did not post a blog. I hope to all who celebrated, you had a nice holiday. To those who celebrated Passover, I also hope you had a good holiday, also. Now, to the blog.

On April 4, 1912, RMS Titanic is decorated as a salute to Southampton. The liner is decorated with flags. She is also being prepared for her maiden voyage on the 10th.

On April 5, 1912, Good Friday, RMS Titanic is decorated for Easter. Southampton citizens are able to look at the great liner, but unfortunately are not allowed to tour inside the ship. Preparations are still being made for the maiden voyage.

On April 5, 1912 a cargo ship, the Leyland Liner S.S.Californian leaves Liverpool on a routine trip to Boston. The cargo ship is lead by Captain Stanley Lord and his crew consist of Chief Officer Stewart, Second Officer Herbert Stone, Third Officer Charles Groves, Apprentice James Gibson, Marconi Wireless Operator Cyril Evans, along with a donkeyman (stoker) named Ernest Gill.

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Book Recommendation: "The Titanic and the City of Widows it Left Behind: The Forgotten Victims of the Fatal Voyage" by Julie Cook

Julie Cook's great-grandfather was a stoker, who died on the RMS Titanic. Ms. Cook's book is about how her great-grandmother, Emily struggled to raise her family without her husband's salary. This is an awesome book about how Cook's great-grandmother and other "Titanic-widows" struggled financially, and how they had to follow certain rules to receive money from the Titanic Fund. Cook deftly describes how her great-grandfather and other men struggled to find work at the shipyards.

I found this book fascinating and I highly recommend it.

You can purchase the book on Amazon and Goodreads.

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