Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition amazes with ship's staggering cargo

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      (Community announcement by Lipont Place)

      Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, which runs through January 11, 2019, has been designed with a focus on the legendary RMS Titanic's compelling human stories, best told through more than 120 authentic artifacts and extensive room recreations. Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912, receiving a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic. They begin their chronological voyage through Titanic, moving through the ship's construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. They will marvel at the re-created accommodations, and press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of the maiden voyage.

      Here's just a sample of what the Titanic carried with her on that ill-starred journey:

      Titanic’s Food

      1. Fresh Meat: 75,000 lbs.
      2. Fresh Fish: 11,000 lbs.
      3. Bacon and Ham: 7,500 lbs.
      4. Fresh Eggs: 40,000
      5. Ice Cream: 1,750 qts.
      6. Coffee: 2,200 lbs.
      7. Tea: 800 lbs.
      8. Flour: 200 barrels.
      9. Oranges: 36,000
      10. Lemons: 16,000
      11. Fresh Milk: 1,500 gallons
      12. Butter: 6,000 lbs.
      13. Tomatoes: 2¾ tons
      14. Potatoes: 40 tons
      15. Beer and Stout: 20,000 bottles
      16. Wines: 1,500 bottles
      17. Spirits: 850 bottles
      18. Champagne: 63 cases

      Titanic’s Serving Utensils

      1. Tea Cups: 3,000; 
      2. Dinner Plates: 12,000 
      3. Ice Cream Plates: 5,500 
      4. Soufflé Dishes: 1,500 
      5. Wine Glasses: 2,000 
      6. Salt Shakers: 2,000 
      7. Pudding Dishes: 1,200 
      8. Finger Bowls: 1,000
      9. Oyster Forks: 1,000 
      10. Nut Crackers: 300 
      11. Egg Spoons: 2,000 
      12. Grape Scissors: 1,500 
      13. Asparagus Tongs: 400

       Cargo-The Usual and Unusual:

      1. There were 3,364 bags of mail on board and between 700 and 800 parcels.
      2. One Renault 35 hp automobile owned by passenger William Carter.
      3. One Marmalade Machine owned by passenger Edwina Trout.
      4. One Case of toothpaste for Park & Tilford.
      5. Three Cases of Soap Perfume.
      6. Eight Cases of Orchids.
      7. 11 bales of rubber for the National City Bank of New York.
      8. A cask of china headed for Tiffany's was in the cargo hold.
      9. 34 cases of athletic goods for A.G. Spalding.
      10. A jewelled copy of The Rubáiyát by Omar Khayyám, with illustrations by Eliku Vedder sold for £405 at auction in March of 1912 to an American bidder. The binding took two years to execute, and the decoration embodied 1,050 precious stones, each separately set in gold.
      11. Four cases of opium.

      ACCESS:

      Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition runs through January 11, 2019, at Lipont Place, 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC Canada V6X 2C3. Ticket prices are $17.95 for adults, $15.95 for seniors and $13.95 for students. Children under the age of 5 are free; group pricing is available.

      MORE INFO:

      www.titanicvancouver.com



       

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