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Join The Explorers Club and Steven Schwankert FI’05 as we honor the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titantic.

Learn as Schwankert, co-creator of “The Six” book and documentary project, details the little known history of the eight Chinese passengers who sailed aboard Titanic on her ill-fated maiden voyage. Despite being the most obviously foreign of Titanic’s passengers, these six passengers managed to survive — a surprising number for a group of men traveling in third class. One of the six was pulled from the water — perhaps the last person rescued from Titanic, and the inspiration for one of modern cinema’s most iconic moments. What does their story reveal about the sinking as a whole, and specifically about the experience of key Titanic figures, including owner J. Bruce Ismay?

Streaming live here on explorers.org, our YouTube Channel, and our Facebook LiveMonday, April 11th at 7:00 pm ET.

 

RESERVATIONS

This will be an in-person lecture at Explorers Club Headquarters, and we are opening a number of tickets to guests.

In-person tickets are $10 for Members, and $25 for the General Public.

Check-in will begin at 6:00 pm, with a beer and wine reception from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

To secure a reservation, you must buy your tickets in advance. We will not be accepting walk-ins for this lecture. No refunds will be available after 12:00 PM on Monday, April 11th.

To attend in person, we will require proof of vaccination at the door.

Speakers

Steven Schwankert

Steven Schwankert is the East and South Asia Chapter Chair and a fellow of The Explorers Club. He is the co-creator of “The Six,” a book and documentary project about the Chinese passengers aboard RMS Titanic. The documentary is executive produced by Explorers Medal winner James Cameron and former Explorers Club board member Maria Willhelm. His book, “Poseidon: China’s Secret Salvage of Britain’s Lost Submarine” was published in 2013 by Hong Kong University Press. In 2007, he led an Explorers Club flag expedition to dive Mongolia’s Lake Khovsgol, where he and his team discovered two wooden shipwrecks from the early 20th century.

April 11,2022
April 11, 2022
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Steven Schwankert
Steven Schwankert
The Six: What Titanic’s Chinese Passengers Reveal Click here to purchase tickets

What Titanic's Chinese Passengers Reveal

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