The Titanic Museum

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On November 17th, I visited the well-known Ships of the Sea Museum sited in downtown Savannah. The Ships of the Sea Museum is a historical Museum that shares the history of historical ships during maritime. The Museum is located inside William Scarbrough’s House whom was President of the Savannah Steamship Company. The house was built by William Jay 1819; the building served as the West Broad Street School for African American children and later as the headquarters for the Historic Savannah Foundation. It wasn’t until 1996 in which the house became The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Located outside the building is a beautiful garden. In order to enter the Museum one must walk through the garden. The garden is filled with large broadleaf …show more content…
The model of the Titanic is built precisely like the original luxury steamship. The model was built by Stephen W. Henninger in 1996-1997. It has been mentioned in countless books and movies due to its disaster. The ship itself was built in Belfast, Ireland in 1909-1912 for the White Star Line. The White Star Line was a British company owned by J.P. Morgan. The Titanic was considered an Olympic-class ship featuring a double bottom with 15 watertight bulkheads furnished with electric watertight doors. It was 882 feet long and weighed 45,000 tons. The Titanic was the largest and most luxurious ship of its time. Those traveling upon the Titanic were made up of three classes containing all types of people. The first class held many women and men of wealth. While the second class was filled with academic advisors, tourists, journalists and others who enjoy a level of service equal to First Class. The Third class was the largest class packed with the rest exceeding more than 700 passengers whom paid at least $20 in order to travel. While on its voyage from Southampton to New York, the Titanic strikes an iceberg around midnight April 14th, 1912. The iceberg was seen and warned by the lookout on the top deck. With intentions to miss the iceberg the driver of the ship quickly turns the ship. Without notice the iceberg grazes the lower ship waterline quickly filling lower compartments of the ship. After seeing the damage done, the Titanic was considered doomed. It took nearly three hours to sink the Titanic. As the bow sank, the stern rose from the water while the steel frame began to rattle eventually cracking the middle of the ship knocking out the electric lights remaining on the Titanic. Shortly after striking the iceberg the captain orders a largely disorganized evacuation process by lowering of the first lifeboat. Originally the

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