Ninety nine years ago the impossible happened...the greatest passenger liner built at that time, the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. Heralded as being unsinkable, the Titanic met its doom when it crashed into an iceberg and went down resulting in a great loss of life.
Many tributes and activities are already being planned to the mark the upcoming 100th anniversary in 2012 that I am sure will draw large crowds to Halifax next year.
If you are a regular listener to CBC's Weekend Morning show with Stan Carew, you have probably heard Les Barker's "Have you got any news of the ice berg" before as it is one of the most requested recordings. It looks at the sinking of the Titanic from a different perspective and I always enjoy it every time I hear it.