Had enough Titanic stories yet? Can I sneak just one more itty bitty one past you?
I was in Belfast a few years ago where I learned about the city's ship-building prowess and the fact that the RMS Titanic, and its sister ship the RMS Olympic, were built there for the White Star Line.
The best part of the tour on a gray day was a visit to the S.S. Nomadic, the last remaining White Star Line ship. The Nomadic was a tender used to ferry passengers from Cherbourg, France, to the passenger ships that were too large to dock in the harbor.
And it brought the passengers at Cherbourg to the Titanic for its last, fateful trip.
The haunting part of the visit to the Nomadic was the exhibit inside.
It contained dishes, place settings, bedding and other items that the company had provided to its ships, including the Titanic.