A Night to Remember
It was 100 years ago today that perhaps the most famous disaster—
By Richard Romano
Published: April 14, 2012
It is dangerous to cast engineering projects in such absolute terms—of course there had to be some combination of conditions under which the ocean liner would have failed. As elegant and grand as it was, however, the Titanic—like any other ship—was far from unsinkable.And the recent incident involving the Italian cruiseship Costa Concordia, while bearing any resemblance to the Titanic only in that they were both boats that sank, illustrates the fact that even 100 years later, boats remain far from unsinkable. Except, perhaps, for Molly Brown.