It’s long been written into history that Titanic reported striking a North Atlantic iceberg on April 15th, 1912, at 12:40A.M. Ship’s time which translates to April 14, 1912 and 11:40P.M. Hatteras Time.
But did you know that Titanic transmitted a distress call several minutes earlier and it was this very weather station, the Hatteras Weather Bureau Station, in North Carolina who actually received it.
Today we’re going to travel back in time to April 1912 and the sinking of the Titanic and explore the details surrounding that tragic event and this little-known connection to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with a little help from this man right here, James D. Charlet or “Keeper James” as he’s referred to, author of Shipwrecks of the Outer Banks: Dramatic Rescues and Fantastic Wrecks in the Graveyard of the Atlantic, published by Globe Pequot Press.
We not only read the book that features this fascinating story, but we got to meet “Keeper James” and his Wife Linda at a book signing at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. And now we’re going to share this incredible story with you - right here on History and Relics!
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