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Quoting Jim Macdonald on this 100th anniversary of the Titanic catastrophe:

Today is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic.

Others will note it.

Instead I want to memorialize Captain Arthur Henry Rostron of RMS Carpathia. On receiving Titanic’s distress call he turned toward and ran all ahead flank into a known ship-killing ice field. Captain Rostron stood on the starboard bridge wing, eyes closed, praying—talking to the only person with whom a ship’s captain at sea can speak as an equal.

Without his courage, forehandedness, and seamanship, the toll from the Titanic disaster might have been far worse.

Well done.
It was sad when that great ship went down. Posted by Jim Macdonald at 12:11 AM * 5 comments. Today is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. Others will note it. Instead I want to memori...
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