If other wisdom was heeded....

Thomas Josiah Chappelle

Oxford, United States

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April 15th 1912 Festivities at Elliott Island, New York City
RMS Titanic Maiden Voyage Welcoming Mirth

This painting was done by Neil Wooding (Woodie); a beautiful depiction of what might have been “if other wisdom was heeded”. It’s ‘realism’ is as accurate as if someone photographed a more optimistic and hopeful conclusion to Titanic’s maiden journey…..Well done, Woodie and a deep apology for this prior omission.

I asked Neil if I could proudly display this scene in what I call the PNR frame….PNR stands for Point of No Return.
The Titanic’s PNR occurred to be decided first by the shipline and its Captain…. to steam recklessly across the Atlantic w/o giving heed to iceberg reports. It was further mandated as dusk settled the evening of the 14th to continue at the breakneck speed of 22 1/2 knots with lower visibility. Finally, as the ship entered the field of icebergs, the ship wielded slowly to a turn in direction due to small rudder in comparison to the behemoth that it was. As its bow dipped into the icy Atlantic, a tale of woe echoed through the century, even nigh a century later.

1909, 31st March 12:00 am Titanic’s Keel Laid at Harland and Wolff Shipyard
1911, 31st May 12:00 am Titanic is Launched
1912, 20th March 12:00 am Originally Proposed Date for Maiden Voyage
1912, 2nd April 6:00 am Titanic begins Sea Trials
1912, 2nd April 8:00 pm Titanic leaves Belfast for Southampton
1912, 3rd April 12:00 am Titanic arrives in Southampton
1912, 5th April 12:00 am Good Friday: Titanic is ‘dressed’ overall
1912, 10th April 12:00 pm Titanic Sails
1912, 10th April 6:30 pm Titanic arrives at Cherbourg.
1912, 10th April 8:00 pm Titanic leaves Cherbourg
1912, 11th April 11:30 am Titanic arrives at Queenstown
1912, 11th April 1:30 pm Titanic raises anchor for the last time and leaves Queenstown.
1912, 14th April 11:40 pm Frederick Fleet sights an Iceberg
1912, 15th April 12:40 am Lifeboat 7 is launched
1912, 15th April 1:00 am Lifeboat 3 is launched
1912, 15th April 2:20 am Titanic Sinks
1912, 15th April 8:50 am Carpathia leaves site for New York
1912, 18th April 9:00 pm Carpathia arrives in New York with Titanic survivors
1985, 1st September 12:00 am Wreck of Titanic discovered

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