About This Slideshow:
The following images are from the archives of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch. We're sharing them with our readers in honor of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, April 15, 1912.
RMS Titanic was a passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. She was the largest ship afloat at the time of her maiden voyage. She carried 2,224 people.
Her passengers included some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as over a thousand emigrants from Britain, Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere seeking a new life in North America. Though she had advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, she lacked enough lifeboats to accommodate all of those aboard.
Read more about the Titanic on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic