Titanic S.O.S. on View in Hatteras 100 Years Later!
April 14, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic on that same date in 1912, and in honor of the centennial milestone, the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum on Hatteras Island will open a new exhibit featuring the doomed ship’s actual ‘S.O.S.’ message, which was first received and recorded at the Hatteras Weather Bureau Station.
The long lost fateful message – which has never before been available for public viewing – consisted of just three foreboding words: “Have struck iceberg.”
The rest of the story is well documented history, depicted most definitively in popular culture – with the addition of a fictional star-crossed romance – in director James Cameron’s 1997 Oscar winning blockbuster Titanic starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet in the roles that made them famous.
Also in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the grand cruise ship’s demise, the classic film is back in local movie theaters, now updated with a state-of-the-art 3D makeover. You can view the original theatrical trailer in the player below!
Click here to read the full story on the historic S.O.S. that once again links the Outer Banks to yet another major American milestone of national significance over at Island Free Press!