Earlier this week to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the world's most famous ship, the Titanic, I visited Cobh. But I didn't go there on just any day, I went on Wednesday the 11th. Which of course is the very day 100 years ago the Titanic was docked in Cobh. Maybe not such a big deal but to me it was beyond amazing !
So I just wanted to share a few photographs of my day with you all.
|My train ticket from Littleisland to Cobh. The town was restricted|
to traffic so to save wasting time trying to find a parking
spot we opted for public transportation.
|The original White Star Line Offices in Cobh.|
It has now been transformed into a visitor attraction.
|A plaque on the wall outside the White Star Line Offices.|
|Name and logo on the side of the offices.|
|This is the original dock where the last passengers who boarded Titanic|
that day waited for the tenders, PS Ireland and PS America to ferry them
to the waiting liner.
|This is a photograph taken by Fr. Browne on April 11th 1912. It shows|
the back of the White Star Line Offices, on the balcony are the first and second
class passengers, below are the third class (steerage) passengers. A total of
123 passengers - 3 first class, 7 second class and 113 third class.
|This is a view of the of the dock from the balcony where the first and|
second class passengers stood in the above photograph.
|Cobh hasn't changed much over the past 100 years so this is what those|
passengers would have seen as they set off on the tenders toward
the Titanic and a new life in America which sadly wasn't to be.
|Finally here is the Cobh Titanic memorial.|