06 April 2012

100 years ago: Job Fair for Titanic Crew

100 years ago today (Holy Saturday, 6 April 1912)

A major job fair is held to recruit the majority of the crew. General cargo for the upcoming maiden voyage begins to arrive.

Some of the provisions included 75,000 lbs of fresh meat; 25,000 lbs of poulty & game; 11,000 lbs of fresh fish; 40,000 fresh eggs; 10,000 lbs of sugar; 40 tons of potatoes; 7,000 heads of lettuce; 36,000 oranges; 2,200 lbs of coffee; 20,000 bottles of beer (on a wall?); 1,500 bottles of wine; and 15,000 bottles of mineral water.
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