Titanic: Upcloseandpersonal

Titanic: Upcloseandpersonal

Boarding passes help bring San Diego exhibit to life
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Visitors scan a list of passengers and crew members aboard the Titanic when it sank April 15, 1912, afer hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic the night before. They learn whether the real passenger whose name is on their ticket lived or died. The ship carried 2,228 people; only 705 survived.
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Workers are dwarfed by the Titanic and its propellers in dry dock before the ship was launched May 31, 1911. The Titanic was a “triple screw” – three propellers. The inner propeller had a diameter of 17 feet, the outer pair a diameter of 23 feet. The rudder was 78 feet tall and weighed about 101 tons.
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About 5,500 artifacts salvaged from the Titanic included these bottles. The corked bottle contains champagne that was never consumed.
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A massive, black headline screams the news of the Titanic disaster. The number missed the mark by little. The actual number of dead was 1,523. There were 705 survivors.
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A visitor to the Titanic exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park in San Diego touches an “iceberg” with a temperature of 28 degrees, the temperature of the North Atlantic water when the Titanic sunk April 15, 1912. The iceberg, built from sheets of metal, is cooled by a compressor that draws humidity from the air with the moisture freezing to the metal.
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If you go

San Diego Natural History Museum: 1788 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego; www.sdnhm.org or (619) 232-3821. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Adults, $27; seniors 62 and older, $24; military, youth (13-17), student

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