Timeline Article: Titanic Sails Into the Sunset

Sunday, April 14, 1912

Titanic has been at sea for 5 days, and the passengers describe the voyage as being nothing short of a glorious dream. As the north wind dies down, the passengers begin to venture out on deck to get a view of the sunset off the port side of the ship.

"The weather was exceptional. The trip was one of the most beautiful of the season. We had at our disposal three walking decks, and a very large well appointed lounge where there were concerts twice a day. The passengers prepared for a concert on Monday. The profits from which were to be for poor shipwrecked sailors."

First Class Passenger
-Marie Jerwan

For reasons unknown, Captain Smith cancels the scheduled lifeboat drill to prevent an evening of worrisome thoughts on an unsinkable ship.