September 1, 1996 in Nation/World

Titanic Expedition To Display Finds

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The $5 million expedition that tried but failed to raise a large piece of the Titanic isn’t returning empty-handed, and some of its collection goes on display today.

The salvage operation ended Friday after lines used to lift a 21-ton piece of the Titanic’s hull to within 70 yards of the ocean’s surface snapped, dropping the huge piece of steel back to the sea floor. Expedition members decided to give up for at least a year.

But organizers had brought up several other artifacts from the ocean bottom - ranging from beer bottles to telegraph equipment - and planned to display some of them today at news conferences in Boston and New York.


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