Friday, April 13, 2012
Vintage Lorain Headlines: The Titanic Disaster
The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg one hundred years ago tomorrow, and I thought it would be interesting to see how the disaster played out in the pages of a Lorain newspaper. Below are the front pages of The Lorain Daily News from April 15, 16 and 17, 1912.
As you can see from the April 15 page, originally it was reported that the damaged ship was 'crawling' to Halifax, Nova Scotia but still afloat, and that the passengers had been rescued. By the time of the April 16 edition, however, the truth was finally being reported.
Click on each page for a readable version.
Also on these front pages, a variety of interesting Lorain topics can be found: legislation to pave Broadway, a brouhaha caused by mail carriers being assigned new routes, and April snow in the forecast!