Friday, April 13, 2012

The 100 Year Anniversary of the Titanic Sinking...

This Saturday, April 14, 2012 marks the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. This beast of a ship was said to be unsinkable by its captain. Water for Sixth Grade would like to take this opportunity to remember the Titanic and all the lives lost in this tragic event. To commemorate this day, WSG is honored to have a Guest Blogger and Titanic expert, Olivia, share a few words:
"The titanic set sail April 10 1912, to say goodbye people threw flower petals in the water. In a book i read the man who designed the titanic was talking to captain smith and said: I think we should arrive in new york a day early and surprise all the passengers. I think they were going too fast and thats why they hit the ice berg. When the titanic began to sink, it broke into two halves. Once both halves hit the bottom of the ocean, they were 2,000 feet apart. I think this is interesting because it has a very unique story and interesting to learn about. This one man named Jack Thayer survived the Titanic and when he got older, people were studying the titanic and said that it didn't break in half. Jack proved that it did break in half. I hope you watch the movie!" -Olivia K.

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