The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors the continuing Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Richmond's Lipont Place

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      Continuing until January 11, 2019, Lipont Place hosts a major international exhibition of artifacts related to Titanic, the world's largest ship, which sank on April 15, 1912, after colliding with an iceberg.

      Featuring more than 120 authentic artifacts and extensive room re-creations, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition has already visited cities such as Paris, Las Vegas, Dublin, Stockholm, London, Cape Town, Guangzhou, Orlando, Melbourne, and others.

      Titanic’s Food

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

      Titanic’s Serving Utensils
      Tea Cups: 3,000                                                                                                       
      Dinner Plates: 12,000                                                                                             
      Ice Cream Plates: 5,500                                                                                             
      Soufflé Dishes: 1,500
      Wine Glasses: 2,000                                                                                                   
      Salt Shakers: 2,000                                                                                                   
      Pudding Dishes: 1,200                                                                                                       
      Finger Bowls: 1,000                                                                                                            
      Oyster Forks: 1,000                                                                                                  
      Nut Crackers: 300                                                                                                            
      Egg Spoons: 2,000                                                                                                 
      Grape Scissors: 1,500                                                                                             
      Asparagus Tongs: 400 

      Cargo-The Usual and Unusual
      There were 3,364 bags of mail on board and between 700 and 800 parcels.
      One Renault 35 hp automobile owned by passenger William Carter.
      One Marmalade Machine owned by passenger Edwina Trout.
      One Case of toothpaste for Park & Tilford.
      Three Cases of Soap Perfume.
      Eight Cases of Orchids.
      11 bales of rubber for the National City Bank of New York.
      A cask of china headed for Tiffany's was in the cargo hold.
      34 cases of athletic goods for A.G. Spalding.
      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.
      Four cases of opium.

      More information on Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition can be found at or by calling 604-285-9975. The exhibition is on display at Lipont Place (4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Last ticket sold one hour before close. 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 available.