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Waters threatened

October 26, 2012
The Mining Journal

To the Journal editor:

On April 15, 1912, the White Star Line steamship Titanic, which was billed as the world's largest ship, sank. Additionally several crew including the ship's designer and passengers lost their lives in the frigid waters.

Included in the ship's construction were advanced safety features and remotely activated water tight doors. The tragedy that came about was not intentional. What has become a glaring oversight is; the failure from regulatory oversight and operational failure.

In 1912, this disastrous event was recognized as the ocean's greatest disaster. Currently, the oxygen-giving coral reef's destruction by various factors including global climate change is but one of our ocean's great disasters.

It does seem overwhelming. World class, top-of-the-line, new and improved, world's largest sales slogans sound good to us all. That is why they are used - to sound good.

This is fair. First of it's kind may be a selling slogan to some. What will you tell your grandchildren? From near the shores of Gitchee Gumee/Lake Superior.

Rosa Musket




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