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On Sunday April 14th 1912, the ocean luxury liner TITANIC struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic, at 11:40pm. At or around 2:20am, April 15th (Monday), the last portion of the stern slipped under the ocean surface forever....


Here I am just taking a moment to respectfully observe one of the most iconic, revered, and well-known incidents in history. I have been a life-long student of the ship, and of the disaster -- in no small part enthused by the "discovery" of the ship by Dr. Robert Ballard in September 1985. See both attached photos of a special commemorative mini-book, 36 pages, published by National Geographic in 1998 (on the heels of James Cameron's 1997 epic "Titanic" film).


National Geographic has covered the ship quite a bit. It featured twice on the NGM cover -- in December 1985 and December 1986. She was then profiled again in NGM with the October 1987 and August 1998 issues. Decemeber 2004's NGM issue featured the rusted bow of the ship on the cover for non-U.S. only (English language) Society members (3rd photo attached). 


Also, there is the now-classic NGS Explorer episode from 1987, "Secrets of the Titanic". It was released as the standard yellow bordered VHS in 1987, then re-issued as a gold "Classics Edition" vhs in 1993 and 1997 (note: there's 2 different cover images used for the Classics editions). It is also now available on DVD.




~ Scott T. Shier

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