In 1898 a struggling author named
concocted a novel about a famous Transatlantic Steamer,
far larger than any had ever been built.
In his novel he loaded the ship with rich and complacent
people and then wrecked it into an iceberg, on a cold April night.
The book was called
and was published by the firm of
Fourteen years later a British Shipping Company,
"WHITE STAR LINE"
built a steamer remarkably like the one in Robertson's novel.
The real ship was called "Titanic", the one
in novel was called the "Titan"
The real ship was 66,000 tons displacement, Robertson's was 70,000 tons.
The real ship was 882.5 feet long, the fictional one was 800 feet.
Both ships could carry about 3000 passengers, and could cruise about
Both ships were considered "UNSINKABLE" and only carried enough
lifeboats to meet the regulations.
Both struck an iceberg and foundered on a cold April night!!!!
Was this just coincidence, or was Robertson
"gifted" by a
higher source to warn mankind of a future disaster??
"THE WIRELESS STATION"