Coverage of the Titanic disaster

Top of the front page of the April 16, 1912, Duluth News Tribune with news of the sinking of the Titanic

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, and over the next few days the Duluth News Tribune and www.duluthnewstribune.com will be running a lot of stories on Northland ties to the wreck.

For the Attic, I’ve uploaded PDFs of the front page and “jump” page of a week’s worth of issues from April 1912.

The Titanic struck the iceberg late on the night of April 14, 1912, and sank on April 15. The News Tribune did manage to get news in its April 15 edition that the huge ship had struck an iceberg. But it was the next day’s paper – April 16 – and the ones that followed that really showed the scope of the disaster.

Click on the PDF links below to see for yourself – even if you’re not interested in the Titanic, there’s a lot of other stuff to read on these pages:

April 15, 1912 (front page) – initial news of ship striking iceberg

April 15, 1912 (story jumps)

April 16, 1912 (front page) – first “complete” story on scope of disaster

April 16, 1912 (story jumps)

April 17, 1912 (front page) – awaiting arrival of survivors aboard Carpathia

April 17, 1912 (story jumps)

April 18, 1912 (front page) – still waiting for Carpathia and more details on wreck

April 18, 1912 (story jumps)

April 19, 1912 (front page) – “awful details” of shipwreck are revealed

April 19, 1912 (story jumps)

April 20, 2012 (front page) – more details and testimony on the wreck

April 20, 2012 (story jumps)

April 21, 2012 (front page) – information from lookouts, radio operators

April 21, 2012 (story jumps)

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2 thoughts on “Coverage of the Titanic disaster

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  2. My Great-Great-Grandmothers family on my moms side was related to John Jacob Astor who went down with the ship after putting his wife and son on one of the lifeboats. A while after his wife Mary later committed suicide and their son inherited the sum of John Astors wealth.

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