|Bro. Oscar Woody|
His body was later found and was buried at sea. Amongst the items found on Brother Woody, were his Masonic dues card, his watch and a Masonic pocket knife.
|Photos from the Smithsonian Institute website|
I read earlier this week, that had Titanic hit the iceberg head on, even at the speed it was traveling, there's every possibility it could have remained afloat because of the water-tight doors--several of those compartments could be flooded and still allowed Titanic to remain buoyant. But because Titanic tried to steer around the iceberg, the iceberg raked the entire side of the ship, opening the hull across several of those water-tight compartments--the ship had no chance of staying afloat.
If you enjoyed this piece, I have good news for you. Bro. Knott, the author, has agreed to be a regular guest contributor to The Midnight Freemason. He's an excellent photographer, and visits many places I think you'll enjoy seeing through his photographs, and hearing about through his commentary. You'll get your first chance to see his work on Monday, when Greg tells us about his visit to Naval Lodge No. 4 in Washington, D. C.--with some truly remarkable photos!