Titanic remembered at Shelton Historical Society

The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912.

SHELTON — The Shelton Historical Society will present the program “SOS: Messages from the Titanic” Thursday evening, May 17, at the Plumb Memorial Library, beginning at 7.

The program will feature a reading of messages from the survivors of the sinking that were transmitted by the radio operator of the RMS Carpathia, the rescue ship.

“The messages are quite poignant, disturbing and tragic,” said Ian McClenaghan of Shelton, who will be giving the presentation. “But there is also a lot of interest in this material, because this is the 100th anniversary of the sinking.”

Admission is $5, and participants will enjoy a s special blend of “Titanic tea” and other refreshments.

McClenaghan grew up near Belfast, Northern Ireland, where the ill-fated ship was built.

The admission price also is for the second part of the program in which the actual messages will be put on display. This will take place Sunday, May 20, at the Shelton History Center, 70 Ripton Road, from 1 to 4 p.m.

John Burgeson