You Know, Most Ships in the 1900s Didn't Sink
Since nobody has said anything at all yet regarding the imminent 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, let us remind you that yesit is this Saturday, April 14.
For just a moment, however, let us also remind you that the Titanic wasn't the only ship to ever ply transatlantic waters, and it wasn't the only one to come to a horrible end. On a positive note, hundreds other luxurious liners didn't sink and didn't hit anything andgaspdont' now figure at the center of elementary school history essays.
As proof, we offer this excerpt from a 1903 brochure published by the Norddeutscher Lloyd Steamship Company. At the very center of the brochure, a map unfolds of their current routes. Look how involved in Cuba they were! Galveston, today a cruise port, was a transatlantic port back then! And, if you had many weeks to spare, you could always do the few Pacific crossings. No icebergs there.
Next week we'll go more in depth with this, so stay tuned.