Finns on the Titanic - April 14/15, 1912 - 100 years ago
until the 100th anniversary of the disaster
SUMMARY OF THE FINNISH TITANIC STORY
On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, making stops at Cherbourg, France and Queenstown, Ireland (then part of England; now Cobh, Ireland).
On board were 66 Finns, both those emigrating from Finland and Finnish-Americans returning from a visit to the old homeland.
At 11:40pm ship time on Sunday, April 14, 1912, Titanic struck the infamous iceberg on a clear, starry, moonless night. By 2:20am ship time on Monday, April 15, 1912, the ship descended into the depths of the icy North Atlantic waters.
Most of the Finnish passengers of the Titanic began their journey out of Hanko, Finland on the S/S Polaris, pictured below.
They departed from Finland on Wednesday, April 3, 1912, making the usual stops at Copenhagen, Denmark and Hull, England. From Hull, they took a designated train to London and from there to Southampton.
Two Finnish passengers, who perished in the sinking of the Titanic, were Mr. and Mrs. William (William and Anna) Lahtinen, pictured above. William Lahtinen was a Finnish Apostolic Lutheran minister in Cokato, Minnesota.
Other images at IMAGE GALLERY
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See and hear more about the story and the drama at these links:
One Step Beyond: Night of April 14
The Time Tunnel: Rendezvous with
Finns on the Titanic: Northern Minnesota
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 7p
Kaleva Hall, Virginia MN
Finns on the Titanic: Northern
I am very pleased to be presenting the latest information on my Finnish-Titanic connection research at the Minnesota Discovery Center at the invitation of the Finnish American and Friends, Hibbing Chapter of Finlandia Foundation. This April 14 is the 99th anniversary of the collision.
In addition to an overview of this historic event, we will also highlight the Finnish passengers with a connection to Minnesota and particularly to Northern Minnesota. All are welcomed and we look forward to seeing you there April 14, 2011!
presented April 16, 2010
Greg Isola, an independent Finnish researcher, will present the latest results of his continuing research into the Finnish passengers on the RMS Titanic. Much of this research focuses on William and Anna Lahtinen, who had connections to Minnesota and particularly to the Finnish community of Cokato. You will hear about their lives in the early part of the twentieth century, some details about the famous ship and its infamous calamity, and also information about all the Finnish passengers who made that fateful journey.
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