April 15, 1912: The Sinking of the Titanic

Four days into her maiden voyage, in “iceberg alley” in the northern Atlantic, the Titanic hit an iceberg while going at almost maximum speed. Said to be “unsinkable” the ship was designed to stay afloat with 4 flooded compartments.  The iceberg ripped a hole in 6 of the 16 compartments and the ship sank in just 2 hours and 40 minutes. Fifteen hundred died. The wreck itself was found in 1985 and the movie Titanic (1997) was the first film to make a billion dollars at the box office.  

  1. It couldn’t happen! Write about anything in your life that happened unexpectedly – good or bad. Or, about an accident you were in (car, bicycle, etc.)
  2. Ice stories. Think about frozen streams, frost on windows, black ice, ice in the fridge, ice storms frozen treats. Write about frozen things in your life.
  3. Water experiences – think about cruises, rowing, swimming lessons, canoes, water skis, snorkelling, diving, floods, etc. Write stories about a few of them.
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