About T.I.S.

Celebrating Our Twenty- Fifth Anniversary in 2014

Titanic International is a non-profit historical organization based in New Jersey that was founded in 1989 to preserve and perpetuate the memory and history of the Royal Mail Ship Titanic, and those who sailed aboard her maiden and last voyage. Through the pages of our quarterly, fully-illustrated journal, Voyage, as well as through frequent membership activities, Titanic International Society disseminates the latest research in the Titanic and her legacy. With members invited to “get involved”, Titanic International Society is known as the history group that listens, and one which encourages robust discussion on the Titanic and her people.

Since our founding in 1989, the Titanic International Society has been active with several events and activities. We have had conventions in New York City; Newark, New Jersey; Memphis, Tennessee; Baltimore, Maryland; St. Petersburg, Florida; Montreal and Ottawa, Canada; Philadephia; Newport, Rhode Island; and Mystic, Connecticut. Titanic International Society has also coordinated special membership meetings and gatherings and other events such as cruises. In 1996, members and trustees took part in the cruise to the wrecksite to witness the first attempt to bring up the Big Piece of Titanic’s hull. For our 10th anniversary, members took a cruise to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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  1. The Titanic returns to Belfast the city of its birth – Virtually

    Location; Belfast Ireland

    Dateline; 12 april 2012

    For more information video clips hq pictures and interviews http://www.virtualbelfast.com

    100 years ago Harland and Wolff, then the largest shipyard in the world used the latest cutting edge technology to build what was the l argest moving man-made object in the world , The Titanic. Now a century later another Belfast based company has again used cutting edge technology to rebuild the ship in all its glory with the added twist that it incorporates its current situation in that the ruined hulk is situated in a virtual 3d seascape while the opulence of the interiors is retained.

    http://www.3dcolab.com have used the experimental opensource software “opensimulator” to recreate the titanic in all its glory in the online immersive interactive environment of “Virtual Belfast”

    While there are many 3d models of the Titanic this is original in many aspects

    1. it is set within the context of Belfast , the city of its birth with many buildings that existed at the time it was built recreated there

    2. it is available online to anyone with a mid range computer and internet access

    3. users can interact with not only the model but also with other users from around the world with text chat, quality voice chat and other online activities

    The titanic quarter of virtual Belfast consists of the drawing office containing the original plans , the Thompson graving dock where the ship was built and the pumphouse containing the machinery that first floated the ship. These are the only 3 structures that still survive in Belfast with a direct connection to the ship. After exploring these areas and the multi-media contained within the user in the form of an “avatar” can dive into the harbour and a stunning seascape featuring realistic flora and fauna to be presented with the awe inspiring vista of the sunken hulk of the great ship , ruined now and covered in seaweed there are more surprises to come. As the avatar enters the ship they are struck by the sharp contrast of the luxurious interior reflecting the lost glory and opulence of the original liner. Dressed in the style of the day as one of several characters the user can interact with the fabric of the ship and a variety of pre programmed characters eg dine at the captains table dance in the grand ballroom, promenade the decks or visit the Edwardian splendour of the tea rooms and marvel at the engineering feat of the engine rooms.

  2. Hi,I’m Vice President of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center in Chatham Mass, USA. We are a new non profit which is in the process of obtaining a lease on the Operations Building of the last intact Marconi Radio Station Campus. It was built by Marconi in 1914 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. We will be opening in 2010, a Museum and Education Center, preserving and restoring the historic Marconi Operations building and the adjacent antenna field; creating a center to celebrate the history and science of radio communication in the 20th century.
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  3. Hi,
    I’m Vice President of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center in Chatham Mass, USA. We are a new non profit which is in the process of obtaining a lease on the Operations Building of the last intact Marconi Radio Station Campus. It was built by Marconi in 1914 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. We will be opening in 2010, a Museum and Education Center, preserving and restoring the historic Marconi Operations building and the adjacent antenna field; creating a center to celebrate the history and science of radio communication in the 20th century.

    I’m sure your historians are aware, that without the Marconi Radio system on the Titanic and the rescue ship to receive the “SOS”, all lives would have been lost.

    This event marked the true beginning of Wireless Radio.. and the Marconi Radio empire..as after this event all passenger ships, were required to have a wireless radio capability and international rules for monitoring radio signals. The beginning of international maritime safety regulations.

    In 2012, the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the US National Park Service is hosting events in Truro, Mass. , the site of Marconi’s first experiments to prove wireless signals can travel across the ocean, and in Chatham Mass. the site of the beginning of Marconi Radio Corp. It will commemorate the anniversary of the sinking and the role Marconi and his wireless played in saving the so many lives.

    Please check out our web site for more information about the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center and in the future, our activities planned for the 2012 event.

    I would appreciate any information/photos from your members about the Titanic radio room or any information about the distress message and radio operators on the Titanic.

    You can contact me through our web site, http://www.chathammarconi.org .

    Thanks,

    Frank Messina

    Vice President

    Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

  4. Christopher Petty said:

    I have always had a special place in my heart for the Titanic and the many people who perished. Edwin William Petty, a bedroom Stewart who was one of those victims, and is a distant relative of mine. I hope this society continues it’s good work in spreading the history and legacy of the RMS Titanic, and of those who lost their lives on her.
    Christopher Scott Petty

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