Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

  • Mood:

Wellman's Airship, Titanic crew, Interviews

Here are some of things that I have gotten into lately:

In 1910, a group of 5 men tried to fly across the Atlantic in an airship. Their navigator was an officer from the White Star liner Oceanic. A wireless radio and a cat also went aboard... Here's a link to the story about the cat. LOC holds some photos of their airship.

Shortly after the Titanic disaster in 1912, some survivors of Titanic's crew were caught on camera in NYC near the S. S. Lapland. The Lapland took most of the crew survivors back to England after the sinking. I don't recognize any of these men, though.

Finally, I felt that this youtube video was nicely done. It's composed of a couple of different short interviews with survivors, including the 2nd and 4th officers. Second Officer Lightoller also wrote a book about his years at sea and includes some chapters on Titanic. His stories about other ships (including the Oceanic) are quite neat and extremely amusing at times. I've only read bits and pieces, but it is quite a pleasure to read. It's called Titanic and Other Ships.
Tags: history

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • The Promise of the Holy Spirit

    Wow, this is exciting! :) I was reading from the Scriptures this evening, and stumbled on this verse: "And behold, I send the promise of my Father…

  • Delight

    One of the things I've been wrestling with this year is harshness toward myself. I struggle to accept God's love for me. I feel like I will only ever…

  • A little light of beauty

    I forgot how much I love this album... (tears) Oraanu / Cartographer by ES Posthumus I used to listen to this music while I wrote descriptive…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment