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1912: Titanic Headlines    ...scroll down to share comments
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2012: Remembering Fred Banfield, Sr.    ...scroll down to share comments
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Among the survivors    ...click to play video
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10:23 am:

Tragic morning on this day in 1912. In our Shoebox Memories series in 2007 we first explored the story of Copper Country resident Agnes Davies , which is also the subject of a Day in History for April 15. Though her telegram said "All safe", she had in fact lost her older son. Then in 2012, we remembered Fred Banfield, who had perished on the Titanic along with the hundreds of men, women, and children who were without lifeboats.

In Larry Chabot's article, Yoopers on the Titanic, he mentions that besides Mrs. Davies and her son, there was one other survivor from the U.P., Maude Sincock, but there were 20 from Upper Michigan who died.

Much has been written and produced about the Titanic. Our featured video is a brief overview of some of the others who survived. After 106 years, we remember all of those whose lives were touched by this tragedy.

Thanks for stopping by Pasty Central. Have a good week :)

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 10:45 am:

Thanks Charlie, always an interesting story. Guess
it was better to comfort those at home than give them
the bad news about her older son.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 11:00 am:

Very interesting and I thought the narrator sounded a bit like you, Charlie???

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 11:12 am:

Ken Opal's grandmother of Hubbell was also a survivor from the Titanic disaster. I don't remember her name though.

By George L. (Yooperinct) on Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 02:44 pm:

Just looking at the Bridge Cam . . . looks like it's time to search for Heikke Lunta and throw more beer cans at him!

By D. A. (Midwested) on Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 07:44 pm:

Due to last years film "Dunkirk", I learned an interesting bit of Titanic trivia. One of the film's main characters, Mr. Dawson, who captained one of the many "little ships" of rescue was based in part on a real person, one
Charles Lightoller who had previous served as the Second Officer of the Titanic and survived its sinking.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 08:12 am:

Definitely an interesting story, and such a sad
one. Thanks for the reminder.

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