Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What is the common point between the Titanic and DLP Molly Brown Riverboat ?

You've probably heard that in three days it will be the 100th anniversary of the Titanic tragedy, but did you knew that there is a common point between the Titanic and DLP Molly Brown Riverboat ? The answer is simple: the common point is Molly Brown herself as the real Molly Brown, a quite extraordinary woman, was aboard the Titanic on that fateful night, when the ship hit an iceberg. Molly Brown survived and i thought you may be interested to see how she looked. So here is a rare picture of her giving a cup in gratitude to Arthur Rostron, captain of the Carpathia, the ship who saved 706 passengers of the Titanic.

Just a bit of trivia about DLP riverboat who was refurbished last year, so next time you'll board on the Molly Brown, you will know a bit more about the real Molly Brown, who inspired the ship.


Marco Antonio Garcia said...

I know that almost nobody listen it, but if I remember well, they talk a bit about her on the narration aboard the boat, during the round tour of the River.

Anyway, well noted Alain, thanks for sharing!

By the way, if I also remember well, I think that she is the one who gives the suit for DiCaprio to dine in the first class.

spajadigit said...

Wow, Cameron nailed Molly Brown in Titanic with his choice to use Cathy Bates!

spajadigit said...

Also, I *love* the Molly Brown at DLP. Sadly it wasn't working when I was there last year.

Speaking of the DLP river boats, Alain, do you know the reason the Mark Twain is painted off-white (or even slightly yellow) instead of white?

DisWedWay said...

Just as an added note, Molly Brown was later dubbed by Historians, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, for her efforts in saving passengers aboard the sinking Titanic.