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Boarding the Titanic

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Titanic Museum, Cobh, County Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

This small pier that now looks well past its best days, helped transport one hundred and twenty three passengers from the white star line booking hall at Cobh/queenstown county cork on to small ferry’s and then on to the HMS Titanic before she set sail to New York.

This is the list of Titanic Passenger boarding at queenstown (11 April 1912 a:10:30am d:13:40pm) on that day. While visiting the museum and Pier you cannot help but feel the moment when these people boarded their boats and looked back at the harbour of Queenstown as they headed towards the Titanic. At the time of course they were only looking forward to a new life or the great experiences that they had ahead of themselves.

We however cannot help but view these moments in a different light….

In the above passenger listing, If the passenger survived the events that followed they are listed in the boat number that they were found in, if they didn’t they are listed as a body or if they were not found they have no entry in the last two columns.

white star line Cobh cork 1
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Fishing Harbour, Cobh, County Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

white star line Cobh cork 2
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View of Cobh, County Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Titanic the boat
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Titanic Museum, Cobh, County Cork
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

13 responses

  1. 1annecasey

    Sobering post, poignant images.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:51 am

  2. Hello Anne, Thank you πŸ™‚

    May 13, 2013 at 11:57 am

  3. Lovely images Nigel. Such a sad, sad event 😦

    May 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  4. victoriaaphotography

    Nice images.
    Very interesting following through the link to read the background story of some of the people who lost their lives.

    May 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    • Hi Victoria,

      Yes, I think its that side of the Exhibition that got me the most. A very levelling event from the top to the bottom.

      May 13, 2013 at 2:36 pm

  5. Your first image is particularly poignant.

    The story of the Titanic is one of my mom’s particular obsessions. I was 5 years old when Bob Ballard found the wreck, and in due course our library was augmented with his coffee-table book, and later a videotape of the relevant National Geographic documentary. Reading Ballard’s reconstructed chronology of the sinking never fails to give me a shudder.

    May 15, 2013 at 4:12 am

  6. Even these beautiful photos are tinged with sadness.

    May 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    • Hello John πŸ™‚

      Very pleased you liked this post, Great visit if you get the time one day !!!!

      May 16, 2013 at 10:38 am

  7. Powerful post. Its always a humbling experience to be in places such as that. Thanks for sharing.

    http://lifeismuyfantastico.wordpress.com/

    May 16, 2013 at 3:02 am

    • Thank you and I am very pleased you enjoyed this post πŸ™‚

      May 16, 2013 at 10:23 am

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