Missed in History: The Sinking of the Arctic

BY Tracy V. Wilson / POSTED January 15, 2014
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arctic The Arctic sinking. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

Another shipwreck today – this one’s the SS Arctic, a steamer that went down in a heavy fog in 1854. On top of the tragic loss of life, the Arctic is notable because of the furor that followed it: The captain survived, while all of the women and children aboard, including the captain’s own family, drowned. We also take a look at the idea of “women and children first” and how that plays out today.

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For more knowledge: Taken by the Sea: 11 Real-life Shipwrecks

Episode link: The Sinking of the SS Arctic

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