Given that today’s the 100th anniversary of the loss of the Titanic, I was originally planning on writing a blog post to mark the occasion. But of course the internet is already plastered with other material marking the anniversary — so I thought it’d make more sense to just link to some items of particular note. So here goes…
CyArk is heading up an effort to archive documentary images, video, and other data of the wreck — thanks in no small part to a donation of footage from James Cameron’s dive expeditions in 2001 and 2005. The project launch is described in Project Launch: Titanic Database Project CyArk, while the database itself can be viewed at Titanic Intro. On a semi-related note, YouTube has bits of video from a National Geographic channel special called Titanic: The Final Word With James Cameron — here’s New CGI of How Titanic Sank.
Mental Floss provides 11 Questionable Suggestions for Raising the Titanic, and How the Titanic Almost Sank Hershey. Time magazine, meanwhile, gives us What The Titanic Means Today.
The BBC has predictably good coverage of the anniversary — check out Titanic tragedy remembered in special events, Titanic: Faces of the crew, and Titanic: Unlikely friendship in lifeboat eight. And there’s plenty more on their Titanic 100 pages.
If you want to get really close to the source, check out the site for the new Titanic Belfast building (or go see it in person, should you be in the neighborhood).