Dogs on the Titanic

With the one hundreth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic fast approaching all aspects of the tragedy are being written about. One aspect of the tragedy that is new is an exhibit at Widener University¬†which has a unique focus on the dogs who sailed on Titanic. There were twelve dogs who sailed and nine were kept in an onboard kennel while three smaller dogs were able to stay in their owners’ cabins. The smaller dogs all survived probably because when they were carried on board the lifeboats the crew assumed that the people were carrying babies. The larger dogs unfortunately all perished. One of them, a Great Dane, perished in the arms of its owner, Ann Elizabeth Isham who had left the safety of a lifeboat to retrieve the dog and lost her life as well.

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