As a tugboat guided the Titanic out of Southampton, photographers recorded the moment from a nearby ship. Five days later this symbol of the gilded age lay at the bottom of the North Atlantic. “It’s one of those stories that will always be told,” says explorer Robert Ballard.
Port anchor of the Titanic still in the same position as when it left Queenstown, Ireland on April 11, 1912. Robert Ballard discovered the Titanic in 1985 and says he has made many more important discoveries--hydrothermal vents deep undersea, new life forms his team discovered in the Galapagos Islands, or ancient shipwrecks buried under the Black Sea. But only the Titanic generated 15,000 letters, mostly from kids. Click on the image for Titanic information.