Monday, June 23, 2008
The 2nd Class Smoke Room
The 2nd class Smoke Room was just below the Library on B Deck. It had green leather seats and oak paneling. There was also linoleum tile floor which was new during that time. The Smoke Room was strictly men only because it was considered improper for women to smoke in public during the time where ladies were treated with the upmost respect and men always acted respectable. Men usually sat at one of the tables playing cards while smoking a cigar or having a drink (like brandy, rum, or whiskey). There was a bar in the starboard-aft corner and a lavy in the port-aft corner. The Smoke Room was located between the 2nd class stairway and the 1st class A La Carta Restaurant. As you came in, there would be a platform that you're standing on. You would be in a huge room with a little bit of smoke in the air. There would have probably been windows with an ocean view. There would be small square tables with men talking over them in high back arm chairs. The Smoke Room today remains unexplored so it either fell out of the stern when the TITANIC broke in two or remains there unseen in over 96 years.