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Pic 07 2011

AGM 2011 07

Many of the photographs of TITANIC that remain to us today were taken by a Jesuit priest Father Brown who took the short voyage from Southampton to Cobh.  Despite an offer by a wealthy family to pay his passage to the States, his superiors cabled him with the terse message "Get off that ship!" A message that probably saved his life and the collection of photos.  This plaque commemorates his subsequent stay at the Bonavista Hotel and is one of many similar plaques that can be seen on the TITANIC trail through the town.  Photo: Jim McFaul, May 2011.