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    Posted April 1, 2012 by
    HOLadd1
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    Halifax, Nova Scotia
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    Stretch out your arms: 'Titanic' is back!

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    Remembering Titanic

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     HOLadd1 says he visited Halifax as part of a coast-to-coast tour of Canada in 2008. He and many others shared thoughts on what is so captivating about the Titanic story. 'For me it's this great confluence of turn of the century humanity in terms of social class mixing with the best technology of the day and everyone being so incredibly naive about it all. Seriously -- could there have been a more arrogant or uninformed statement that the ship was 'unsinkable?' For me, another reason it captivates is how if any number of single steps had been taken the ship would've made it to New York (my favorite example: the ship should've hit the iceberg head on vs veering away from it and glancing off 300 feet of the starboard bow section... There would've been casualties and it wouldn't have made for a pretty picture in the New York Times, but the ship would've made it to New York (only one or two compartments would've flooded vs 5 or 6 that were damaged by the Iceberg). In my job I deal a lot with risk management and actually use the Titanic as a teaching scenario.'
    - nsaidi, CNN iReport producer

    I'm going to take a different approach to this story -- instead of mugging arms out for the camera I thought it might be more interesting to see something from the actual disaster itself.

     

    These photos are of the recovered victims from the sinking laid to rest in a cemetary in Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are over 150 markers here, making this the largest single concentration of Titanic victims in the world (Halifax was used as a base for the sinking's recovery effort).

     

    The most moving marker is that of an anonymous 2-year old found during the recovery. No one knows the child's name and records at the time didn't reveal who the parents were -- but as you can see people are still touched by this particular victim and are still leaving little mementos to this day.

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