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Absecon Lighthouse Acquires TITANIC Artifacts


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The Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, New ...
Photo by: Maria Tucker Cusick

New Jersey's Absecon Lighthouse has acquired memorabilia and exhibit material relating to the famed Titanic, which sank on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg.

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A few of the artifacts from the Titanic ...

The collection valued at more than $150,000 was originally assembled in the 1990s by Donna Andersen and John Glassey and was intended to be part of a traveling exhibit.

The collection is larger than what the lighthouse has room to display and most of it will be put in storage to be displayed on a rotating basis.

One of the major artifacts is a 25-foot life boat believed to have been from the Titanic. The boat will be being kept in safe storage until a proper and secure display can be built to protect and preserve it for public viewing.

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