Thursday, April 12, 2012
100 Years Ago Today-April 12, 1912-2012
100 years ago today was the first full day out in mid-ocean. This allowed the passengers to develop their sea legs (which didn't take much, considering the calm weather and how steady the ship was) and explore the ship. The ladies changed 3 times each day and in the meantime, passengers would explore the wonders of the vessel while children would explore and play. The meals were exquisite, 11 courses in 1st class. All the while, the crew worked in their different stations to keep the ship running whether it was stoking coal in the hot boilers in the belly of the ship, or keeping watch on the bridge. Everything today was going well. In the Marconi Room, Jack Phillips and Harold Bride were busy sending messages from the passengers to those on shore and updating the captain of any ice warnings given from ships ahead.