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Titanic’s trail of tears

Shipwreck’s survivors started life anew at several Manhattan locales

Posted: May 27, 2012 at 2:56 a.m.

The White Star Line, owner of the Titanic, had an office at 9 Broadway, where a Subway and a Radio Shack are now.

Twenty minutes before midnight on April 14, 1912, the ocean liner Titanic hit an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland and sank two hours and 40 minutes later at 2:20 a.m. An estimated 1,500 of the 2,229 people on board perished. But not all vestiges of that tragedy are at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Some are in Manhattan — most of them south of 18th Street.

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Travel, Pages 50 on 05/27/2012

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