Thursday, May 19, 2011

Titanic captain's cigar box found in England - strange, didn't it sink with him?

On April 14, 1912, At 11:40PM, the Titanic struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank two hours and forty minutes later, killing an estimated 1,500 people.
The captain, Edward John Smith (left), went down with the ship and his body was never recovered.

Now, a cigar box once owned by the captain has apparently been discovered gathering dust on a bedroom cabinet in a house in Merseyside, England.

The walnut humidor is expected to fetch between £10,000 and £20,000 at auction in Liverpool today.

Just one question: didn't he take it with him? Perhaps he was dying for a smoke and couldn't concentrate...



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