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.

This story is only available from our archives.

Travel, Pages 50 on 05/27/2012


« Previous Story

Is Europe’s crisis reason to cancel vacation ...

I’m writing this column in Europe, where the headlines are full of “crisis” talk about a possible economic “collapse.” The talk has escalated since French and Greek voters ... Read »

Next Story »

In Split, echoes of Rome, modern pleasures co...

The 200-foot-tall cathedral bell tower rises above Split’s Old Town. Climbing the 183 steep steps to the top rewards you with sweeping views of the city.

While most of Croatia’s coastal towns seem tailor-made for tourism, Split is real and vibrant. Lounging alongs... Read »