On the fateful night RMS Titanic sank, the first ship to respond to her distress call was the Cunard Line’s RMS Carpathia. It would take her approximately three and a half hours to arrive at the position of Titanic’s final distress call, a time which was only managed by Captain Arthur Rostron’s valiant efforts to speed up his nine year o
The Marconi International Marine Communication Company, Limited, was the primary service provider for transatlantic wireless telegraphs and radio communication aboard seafaring vessels in the early twentieth century. Two employees of the company, Senior Wireless Operator Jack Phillips and Junior Wireless Operator Harold Bride, were onboard the Titanic
Jacques and Lily May Futrelle were both born in Georgia (Lily May in Atlanta in 1876; Jacques in Pike County in 1875), and both aspired to writing careers. They first met when Jacques was 18 and working as an aid to the business manager at the Atlanta Journal. Shortly thereafter, Jacques went off to Boston to write for the Boston Post, but he missed Lily May and returned home.