I'm a huge fan of PBS' History Detectives, but it's sadly only shown during the Summer for some reason. Normally I'll miss a couple episodes here and there due to Pledge Break times, but this past Summer there was this little thing called the London Olympics which also threw a monkey wrench into watching and also burning on to DVD the episodes, and I only saw the first four or five of Season 10 this past Summer.
Fast forward to last night and I decided that now we've got Wireless/High Speed service here, it was as good as time as any to head over to their website and start catching up on the episodes I missed. The listing of interesting cases highlighted on the Main Page looked interesting, but one in particular caught my eye.
Two cousins had contacted the show to help get to the bottom of a Family Heirloom. It was a picture frame that had belonged to their Great Grandfather. He had been a crew member on the Cable Ships of the early 20th Century that laid down the various telegraph cables across the Atlantic. Now, the cousins had heard two similar, but also different stories from their Grandmother about the frame. The one cousins, she had been told their Great Grandfather picked up the wood the frame was made of when his ship and fellow crew members were sent to the Lusitiania wreck site to recover bodies and he had picked it out of the water as proof he had been there and a part of History. The other cousin, he was told the same story, only he had been told the piece came from Titanic.
How did this turn out and what, if anything, was found out?
You didn't seriously think I'd tell you that, did you? Nope...You'll need to watch that part of the episode to find out all on your own.
PBS : History Detectives ~ Season Ten Episode on Wreck Art Picture Frame, Woolworth Signs and Nazi Spy Toys
Can't wait to hear what the other Titanic fans here at FSU think after watching this. My mouth was just hanging open in amazement for a good five minutes last night. Oh, and also watch the other two parts of the episode. Especially the story about two very Historic Woolworth store signs from North Carolina. Gave me the chills.