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Op-ed column: When the big ship went down

Titanic sinking was an avoidable tragedy, claimed regional lives

Forest Byrd/For The Sunday Gazette
Forest Byrd/For The Sunday Gazette
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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic. The basic facts regarding the event can be summarized in five sentences: On April 3, 1912, the RMS Titanic left Belfast, Ireland, near where it was built at the Harland & Wolff shipyard for J.P. Morgan’s White Star Line. After taking on passengers at Southampton, England; Cherbourg, France; and Queenstown, Ireland, the Titanic began its maiden voyage on April 10 bound for New ...

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