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Unsung Victim of the Titanic Disaster

April 16, 2012

Unsung Victim of the Titanic Disaster

It’s the centennial of the sinking of the White Star Line’s RMS Titanic, an event marked by 3-D movies, TV shows, ceremonies, memorials, magazine and newspaper stories and blog posts. Many profile the men, women, children and dogs who were lost.

There’s a forgotten victim here, a helpless baby iceberg a mere 50 to 100 feet high and 200 to 400 feet long. It was peacefully bobbing along in the North Atlantic one evening, minding its own business, when it was suddenly rammed by a huge luxury steamer carelessly speeding on its way to New York.

There are many memorials to other victims of the Titanic, but none recognizing the iceberg. It’s time for one. An ice sculpture, perhaps.