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"WOMEN FIRST!" How the crew in the moment of disaster
carries out the manly law of the sea. Filling the lifeboats with
MAKE LINERS ICEBERG-PROOF! IT CAN BE DONE!
Dr. Arthur Selwyn-Brown, Noted American Sqentist, Traveler
and Expert Navigator, Writes on the Graveyard of
the Atlantic and Points Out the Lesson to Be'
Learned from Titanic Disaster.
Editor's Note The following article on the destruction of the
Titanic was written by Dr. Arthur Selwyn-Brown, the noted Amer
ican scientist and traveler, who is thoroughly familiar with ice con
ditions, and navigation among north Atlantic iceberg fleets, and also
with vessel construction as related to the peril of ice.
' By Dr. Arthur Selwyn-Brown.
The disaster to the Titanic must attract attention of the civil
ized world to the dangers presented to Atlantic navigation by ice-
Dergs, and also to tne-means steamsnip Duiiaers
must take to minimize the dangers.
The disaster teaches some stern lessons,
and if they are not heeded there will me more
severe penalties to pav. Atlantic navigator'
have experienced trouble from ice from"" tin
earnest times, nunareas 01 vessels nave Deer
known to flounder after colliding with icebergs
and it is probable that hundreds of other ves
sels posted as missing met similar fates.
The majority of icebergs found in the At
lantic originate on the western coast of Green
land between Cape Farwell and Disco bay. The
whole of the interior of Greenland is covered
with a thick mass of solid ice. These spreading
ice packs are known as glaciers. One is 18,50C
wide and&40 feet deep. It produces enough ict
to supply 100,(XX),000 people with five pound'
' 01 ice aany ior a century.
Icebergs float with field ice sometimes -r Brown,
alone, sometimes in fleets. Sometimes there are several hundred
icebergs in a fleet. The Arctic.and East Greenland currents are the
principal transporters of the ice and icebergs. They bring the ice
around Cape Chidley along the I Near Cape St. Charles it di
Labra"dor coast. 'vides. Some of the ice runs into
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