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100 Years Later, Follow the Original Titanic Distress Transmission on Twitter

By SHANNON KELLY

Photo: Wikipedia/CC

This Sunday, April 15, marks the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, and beginning tomorrow, April 14, at 11:55 pm Newfoundland Standard Time (NST), Halifax’s Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will be releasing the Titanic‘s wireless transmissions sent 100 years ago to the minute.

Follow the hashtag #TitanicMMA on Twitter to read in real time the same distress messages sent by Titanic crew members to operators on nearby ships and at Cape Race, Newfoundland, following the vessel’s collision with an iceberg in frigid Atlantic waters.

Messages will be posted at Newfoundland Standard Time since Cape Race, Newfoundland, was the nearest point of land to the Titanic‘s sinking 350 miles offshore, and received many of the ship’s distress calls to its wireless station.

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