The "Big Piece" is up... : LUSENET : TitanicShack : One Thread

-- Dan Draghici (, August 12, 1998


Holy Mary, Mother of God. I can't believe they did it. Champagne all around!!! :)

P.S. I will not be home this evening and will miss NBC's "Titanic" Wednesday. Would anyone be so kind as to tape this for me??? I will pay for everything...the blank tape, the shipping, and a little extra for your trouble. Anyone?

-- Gilded Age Junkie (, August 12, 1998.

I can't believe they did this. It's a gravesite!!!!

-- Allison (, August 12, 1998.

Make that the "big enough" piece.

The press releases mention that the piece was over 10 miles from the main wrecksite, but was that where it ended up after the previous effort to raise the piece?

-- Thomas M. Terashima (, August 12, 1998.

Yes, it landed in the mud in vertical position miles away its original location and position (horizontal). But that's the Big Piece alright. I saw the NBC documentary I felt sory for the bend of the lower part of the piece, but at least it's up. It came from the port side, from the C46 first class cabin of a wealthy guy from Minneapolis who died in the tragedy, his body was recovered and he is burried with his wife in Iowa. He was very brave when he parted from his wife. She survived and wrote a beautiful poem about the tragedy of Titanic. Anyway, I believe George Tullock is a proper person for salvage. He puts heart in this operation and does not seem to be after material treasures but more interested in the third class sections of the wreck.

-- Dan Draghici (, August 12, 1998.

You're kidding? They found a body? I thought that most of the bodies sans the ones in the engine room were eaten away by organisms.

-- Emma (, August 13, 1998.

Hello Emma: I believe Dan meant the gentleman's body was recovered when the 300 or so were recovered shortly after the wreck.

Regards, Peter

-- Peter Nivling (, August 13, 1998.

Thanks, Peter, for the mention. That's what I implied. It would be a miracle to find any remaining bones on Titanic today, unless some special circumstances would have occured. I would prefer not, though. Titanic should be a gravesite for all who perished then.

-- Dan Draghici (, August 14, 1998.

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