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My wife and I visited the Titanic Exhibit in Belfast last weekend. Just a phenomenal building. When we visited Ross Castle (which is a tower house not a castle) I commented why don't we (people) build great things any more then I saw the Titanic exhibit building and was amazed. It's four corners are all set at the same dimensional height of the ship from the ground up. Man was it big.

Anyway the trivia I thought migh surprise you was the cost of a transatlantic crossing for a common mans ticket. They sold them like airline tickets first, second and third class. They were showing how much they'd be in terms of US Dollars today. The 2012 currency rate cost of a third class ticket for London to NY was just $212. I just found that amazing, and it explaines why so many on board were not rich elites - their first class ticket was $10,400 in today's money.
 

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They were basicly traveling as cargo and were for the most part locked off from the passengers, and that is one reason so many parishes because they couldn't get to the upper decks.
 

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I went to a Titanic exhibit in Branson. They said it cost more for a 1st Class passenger to take a dog than for a 3rd Class ticket. There were eight dogs on the Titanic, all lost.
 

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Funny you mention that; my wife said she expected there to be some notation / at the exhibit about the dogs but we didn't find it and didn't ask. She had heard "some" survived since they were only with first class passengers.

I don't know how many of you "cruise" for vacations. Its my favorite way. Today's ships carry more life raft/boat capacity then passengers and crew thanks to the Titanic.

They had cabin displays at the exhibit. The first class would compare to a small suite on today's cruise liners; the third class would compare to a sliding door closet with two bunks and one was yours. They had shared bathrooms usually one per hallway and I don't know how many cabins shared the bathroom.

It was intriguing walking the "line" the Titanic sat on while being built and then launched from.

I went to a Titanic exhibit in Branson. They said it cost more for a 1st Class passenger to take a dog than for a 3rd Class ticket. There were eight dogs on the Titanic, all lost.
 
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