Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. I'm almost as fascinated with maritime history as I am with naval and military history. And very few maritime disasters are as fascinating as the Titanic. There's even a homepage for artifacts that have been recovered since the wreck was discovered by Robert Ballard. I saw the exhibit when it came to Seattle 11 years ago.
My interest in the Titanic pre-dates the James Cameron film. I read A Night to Remember by Walter Lord back in high school and did a book report on it. And despite today's special effects and the re-analysis of the Titanic's sinking after the wreck was discovered, I still think the movie version is better than the Cameron's film.