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Titanic Fact #17: Distress Signal

Titanic Fact #17: Distress Signal

Titanic's radio operators, Jack Phillips and Harold Bride

Much ado is made about how others ships in the area couldn’t hear Titanic’s distress signal or the only people on those ships who could understand Morse code were asleep (see Titanic Fact # 10.) However, due to very clear weather, an amateur radio enthusiast at the top of a tall building in New York City was able to hear the calls. Unfortunately, there was absolutely nothing he could do to get help to the Titanic in time.

Stop back tommorrow for the final Titanic Fact and mark your calendar for Titanic: 100 Years Later at the Fairmount Branch on April 12 at 6:30 p.m

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