Transport: Taps for the Titanic

On April 15, 1912, a small group was standing about a gaping cellar at No. 25 South St., Manhattan, about to lay the cornerstone of the Seamen's Church Institute when newsboys ran past shouting the terrible news that the White Star Liner Titanic, largest ship afloat, had sunk with 1,513 passengers after hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage. Year later on the same day the completed building was dedicated and the 200-ft. tower atop its 13 floors was named the Titanic Lighthouse Tower. Last week, on the twenty-fifth April 15 since the...

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