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Titanic model on display at Discovery Station

December 03, 2008

A working replica of the RMS Titanic was on display Tuesday during a fundraiser at Discovery Station at Hagerstown Inc.

The model is a precise replica of the White Star liner that hit an iceberg and sank in 1912, taking the lives of more than 1,500 passengers. Made from brass, wood and fiberglass, the model took 10 years to build, using plans, drawings and measurements of the original ship.

The RMS Titanic sank as it made its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York. At the time of its launch, the "unsinkable ship" was the largest passenger steamship in the world, built by Belfast ship builders Harland and Wolff.

A Morse Code Exhibit featuring a replica of the last distress call from the Titanic, sent during the early hours of April 15, 1912, is also open at the museum. The exhibit includes an extensive collection of Morse Code telegraph equipment and historic memorabilia. For more information about these and other exhibits, call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org.

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