·The wreck of RMS Titanic.
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The fireplace in the Strauss Suite. During the sinking, Isidor Strauss (one of the founders of Macy's in NYC) was offered a spot in a lifeboat. An elderly gentleman, he politely refused, not wanting to take the space away from a woman of child. His wife of over 40 years, Ida, also refused to get into the lifeboat, declaring, "Where you go, I go." Both perished in the disaster, the body of Isidor being recovered in the weeks after the foundering. (credit to National Geographic)
This set of breakfast dishes from the Titanic, which sank in the North Atlantic on April 12, 1912, lies on the ocean floor in the North Atlantic, discovered recently exactly in this position by Expedition Titanic 1987. Expedition officials believe it probably took the crate, which underwater organisms are away, some two hours to fall through the 2 1/2 miles of water where the shipwreck is located. Not one of the bowls is cracked.