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Titanic exhibit at South Street Seaport Museum

April 10, 2012 2:52:10 PM PDT
It set sail 100 years ago Tuesday, but the Titanic still holds so much interest.

Now you can get up close with artifacts from the Titanic, thanks to a new exhibit.

She set sail from Southampton, England, 100 years ago and four days later she hit an iceberg and sank within three hours.

It is a tragedy that fascinates even today, and New York is a perfect place to remember.

The South Street Seaport Museum has a new exhibit about the Titanic called "Titanic at 100: Myth and Memory".

The Titanic never arrived but has continued to capture our imagination.

This exhibit features photos of passengers being rescued, diagrams of the ship, and interactive tours of a recreated version of the ship that used for the upcoming miniseries on ABC.

For Joan Randall, all of this is helpful in understanding what her mother and grandparents went through, they survived.

Just outside, the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse was dedicated one year after the Titanic sank.

It's under the watch of the South Street Seaport Museum, which only just reopened.

The Museum of the City of New York is helping to oversee its transformation.

So, it's not all about ships and sailing here, but about New York, the past and the present.

For the rest of April, tickets to the South Street Seaport Museum are only $5, and kids enter for free.

For more information on the exhibit please visit: http://www.seany.org/

The "Titanic" miniseries premieres this Saturday at 8 p.m. on Channel 7.

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