Titanic artifacts linked to bridge officer William Murdoch

Workers place a casing over the personal effects of William Murdoch, the bridge officer aboard the Titanic, before an exhibition opens to the public Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in Atlanta. From the pitch-black depths 2½ miles beneath the North Atlantic, salvagers of the Titanic made a notable discovery when they located the personal effects of Murdoch, the bridge officer who tried in vain to keep the doomed ship from colliding with an iceberg. The artifacts, including a shoe brush, straight razor and pipe, are the first to be specifically to Murdoch, a central figure in the disaster who gained added notoriety after James Cameron’s polemical portrayal of him in the 1997 blockbuster movie “Titanic.” (AP Photo/David Goldman)From the pitch-black depths 2½ miles beneath the North Atlantic, salvagers of the Titanic made a notable discovery when they located the personal effects of William Murdoch, the bridge officer who tried in vain to keep the doomed ship from colliding with an iceberg.

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