White Star Line Wednesday

Cobh, Ireland (then Queenstown) was the Titanic’s last port-of-call prior to taking its final, ill-fated voyage. For many aboard, the bell tower of St. Colman’s Cathedral was the last sign of on-land civilization they ever saw; the spire had yet to be completed.

The Titanic departed Cobh on April 11, 1912 to set sail for New York, and struck an iceberg 375 miles south of Newfoundland three days later. An estimated 1,517 people lost their lives at sea.

The first photo shows the cathedral; the second was taken from the cathedral, over-looking the docks.

Photos taken while on assignment for GoNOMAD.com Travel and Eurail.

Riding Trains and Ferries in Ireland and France

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