Friday, April 15, 2022

110 Years On

If all goes to plan, the post you are currently reading would have been published at 6:18AM.

The reason why I chose this time is because it'll be 110 years to the recorded time of when RMS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean.

It's one of the disasters that has intrigued me ever since I read a book about it while staying at a relative's home during the summer of 1995. That relative works on the water, so it is obviously a story that was of interest to him hence the book being on his bookshelf.

Then, of course, came the movie a few years after that.

All these years later, I am still keen to watch documentaries, podcasts and more about that tragic journey. Even this week I found myself reading a work of fiction about the sinking of a passenger ship.

Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan was written by Morgan Robertson. It is about a liner - named Titan - which sinks after hitting an iceberg.

Some may see a brief synopsis and state that the piece of fiction, which it is, used the Titanic for inspiration. To those I say this: Robertson's book was written fourteen years before Titanic sank!

How uncanny.

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