A Very Cool BBC Story about Thomas Andrews

This is so cool: The woman Who Won the Heart of Titanic's Thomas Andrews. (Source – BBC News) It's an interview with Helen Barbour's youngest daughter (from her second marriage after Thomas A. died). I hope I can watch the interview on Thursday. I love the letter she mentions written by Thomas after he proposed …

The Time Travel Journals: Shipbuilder, Epilogue

Epilogue August 1972, Belfast Avoiding the busy pedestrian traffic, 26-year-old Sam Altair parked in front of the house known as Dunallon, and waited a moment to gather his nerve, reflecting back over the strange invitation he'd received. He knew who Casey Andrews was, of course. Everyone in Ireland did. The widow of Thomas Andrews, the …

The Time Travel Journals: Shipbuilder, Chapter 44

Chapter 44 May 1915 Tom watched as George signed off on the final paper turning the Britannic over to White Star Line. She was every bit as beautiful as her sisters had been. George was confident she would perform well. Despite the Titanic tragedy, he said he was looking forward to heading the guarantee group …

The Time Travel Journals: Shipbuilder, Chapter 43

Chapter 43 April–May, 1912 Subpoenas awaited the crew and guarantee group at Liverpool, and that meant traveling to London rather than the homes they had been longing for. Many passengers were suing, and the Americans had already begun an inquiry; Britain dared not lag behind. Although the ship was owned by an American company, most …

The Time Travel Journals: Shipbuilder, Chapter 42

Chapter 42 April 15, 1912 As dawn lit the sky, the Virginian came over the horizon. Captain Rostron gave way for them to finish picking up the people in lifeboats. By eight, the Californian arrived, having spent some hours working her way around the ice field in which she had stopped the night before. Baltic …

The Time Travel Journals: Shipbuilder, Chapter 41

Chapter 41 15 April 1912 Titanic, 12:08 a.m. Captain Smith ordered all hands on deck and assigned Chief Officer Wilde to see to the lifeboats. He sent crew to wake all passengers, tell them to dress warmly, put on their life belts and where to wait. Blankets were collected. Tom offered the help of the …

The Time Travel Journals: Shipbuilder, Chapter 40

Chapter 40 14 April 1912 Titanic –North Atlantic At 9:30 p.m., Tom made his way to the wireless room. As Casey and Sam had described, Jack Phillips and his assistant, Harold Bride, were swamped with messages to transmit. Phillips was polite, but short. The wireless had been broken, he'd just gotten it repaired, and he …

The Time Travel Journals: Shipbuilder, Chapter 39

Chapter 39 November 1911–April 1912 Tom had just arrived home and was in the library with Casey and Sam, when Mrs. Pennyworth appeared in the doorway, her arm resting lightly on the shoulder of young lad of about ten, who stood twisting his cap nervously in his hands. His gaze took in the three adults …

The Time Travel Journals: Shipbuilder, Chapter 38

Chapter 38 July 1911—October 1911 The police investigator, the same man who took their report about the riot, came to see them one evening shortly after Tom returned. He commented that he was spending far too much time with the Andrews, and he hoped their lives “would settle down and not require his presence again, …

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