Events Spotlight Cape Cod’s Role In Saving Titanic Survivors

EASTHAM (AP) — The National Park Service is commemorating a Cape Cod communication station’s role in saving hundreds of passengers from the sinking of the Titanic.

The park service is hosting events from April 13 to April 22 spotlighting Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi’s wireless communication station in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.

The historic station, which is now part of the Cape Cod National Seashore, sent out Morse Code messages that helped bring rescuers to the sinking ocean liner.

The free events include a showing of the Hollywood movie “Titanic” and a “global wireless radio event to honor souls lost on Titanic.” April 22 is International Marconi Day.

The RMS Titanic sunk April 14, 1912 after striking an iceberg on route to New York City from Southampton, England. Some 1,500 people died and 740 survived.

A painted cast bronze house flag and name board from a lifeboat on the R.M.S. Titanic. (Photo credit DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Titanic Quarter 10k runners and spectators strike a pose for Belfast Live

It was a glorious day as hundreds of runners pounded the streets for the Titanic Quarter 10k.

And participants were full of smiles for our camera man when they crossed the finish line on Sunday afternoon.

Belfast Live's photographer Aidan O'Reilly and our team were on hand for a special photo frame opportunity for everyone who took part = and the spectators too.

Chinese theme park Titanic 'iceberg' ride criticised

Plans to create a simulated iceberg crash on a theme park replica of the Titanic has upset relatives of victims and survivors of the 1912 tragedy.

The experience at China's £1.2bn Romandisea theme park has been condemned as in "bad taste".
Jean Legg, whose father was a steward on the liner, said: "They are using the Titanic because of the tragedy - it's upsetting."

Theme park boss Shaojun Su said it would be "respectful".

Mr Shaojun, chief executive of Yongle Seven Star Cultural Tourism Development Company, said the full-size replica would "respect history and the spirit" of those who died.

Speaking through an interpreter at the British Titanic Society convention, he said the project would respect the "universal love" of those on board.

The convention - a gathering of Titanic enthusiasts also attended by many relatives of those onboard the ill-fated liner - was held from April 7-9 in Southampton.

Ms Legg, whose father, then aged 18, survived the sinking, said: "My dad lived to be nearly 90 and the sights and sounds of people fighting for their lives stayed with him to the end of his days.

"If he knew this was being replicated, I think he'd be turning in his grave.

"I find it very upsetting, I feel they could have replicated another liner, it's in poor taste."

Robert Burr, the grandson of a steward who lost his life, said the project was in "bad taste".
He said: "It doesn't suit the situation."

But the Society's president, Commodore Ron Warwick, said the replica would "perpetuate the memory of those who lost their lives".

The original liner, built by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, sank when it hit an iceberg on 15 April on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

The "6D" model is set to form the centrepiece of the theme park.

Construction began in May 2014 in Sichuan province, with completion due early in 2019.

Mr Shaojun said the Titanic had "many Chinese fans" thanks to the 1997 film starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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