Titanic Passenger's Letter Found

'I Wish the 'Titanic' Were Lying on the Bottom of the Ocean'

....Edgar Samuel Andrew, Titanic Passenger, April 8, 1912



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from RMS Titanic, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty-nine years after the sinking of
 the TITANIC, a conservation team and researchers from RMS Titanic, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   SOST) (the company owning the salvage rights to the
 famous ship) discovered that a suitcase brought up from the wreck site this
 past summer contained the personal belongings of a seventeen year old man
 named Edgar Samuel Andrew.  Mr. Andrew, a citizen of Argentina, boarded the
 Titanic in Southampton, England not far from where he was attending school.
     Ironically, an Exhibit of Titanic Artifacts opened in Argentina in March
 of 2001 and researchers were able to locate the family members of Edgar Samuel
 Andrew.  Further investigation revealed a remarkable letter sent by Andrew to
 his friend in Argentina, Josey Cowan just two days before he was to board the
 TITANIC.
     Edgar had purchased a ticket to board the Steamship OCEANIC but due to a
 coal strike he was forced to change his ticket and go aboard the TITANIC ...he
 wrote:
     "You figure Josey, I had to leave on the 17th this (month) aboard the
 'Oceanic,' but due to the coal strike that steamer cannot depart, so I have to
 go one week earlier on board the 'Titanic.'  It really seems unbelievable that
 I have to leave a few days before your arrival, but there's no help for it,
 I've got to go.
     "You figure, Josey, I am boarding the greatest steamship in the world, but
 I don't really feel proud of it at all, right now I wish the 'Titanic' were
 lying at the bottom of the ocean."
     The suitcase and its contents including some clothing, letters,
 schoolbooks and other personal items are undergoing conservation so they can
 be displayed along with other recovered objects as TITANIC, THE ARTIFACT
 EXHIBIT continues to tour the world.  The Exhibits, which have already
 attracted over seven and a half million visitors, are produced by SFX
 Exhibitions, Inc. and are currently open in Buenos Aires, Seattle, Baltimore,
 Kansas City and will open in Nashville on May 4, 2001.
     RMS Titanic, Inc. was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck of
 the TITANIC by a United States Federal Court order in 1994, reconfirmed again
 in 1996.  The court award includes the exclusive rights to own all of the
 objects recovered from the TITANIC wreck site.  During the years 2000, 1998,
 1996, 1994, 1993 and 1987, research and recovery expeditions conducted by RMS
 Titanic, Inc. have recovered approximately 6,000 artifacts from the TITANIC
 wreck site.  For more information about the Company, visit the RMS Titanic,
 Inc. web site at www.rmstitanic.net .
     In addition to historical information contained in this press release,
 certain matters discussed above are "forward-looking statements" intended to
 qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements
 can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will
 include words such as the Company "believes," "anticipates," "expects," or
 words of similar import.  Similarly, statements that describe the Company's
 future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements.  All of
 these forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those
 currently anticipated, including, but not limited to, possible delays in or
 obstacles to implementation of the Company's expedition plans.  Shareholders,
 potentials investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors
 carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking
 statements made herein are only made as of the date of this press release and
 the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking
 statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
     Shares of RMS Titanic, Inc. are publicly-traded (Bulletin Board) under the
 symbol "SOST".
 
 

SOURCE RMS Titanic, Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty-nine years after the sinking of
 the TITANIC, a conservation team and researchers from RMS Titanic, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   SOST) (the company owning the salvage rights to the
 famous ship) discovered that a suitcase brought up from the wreck site this
 past summer contained the personal belongings of a seventeen year old man
 named Edgar Samuel Andrew.  Mr. Andrew, a citizen of Argentina, boarded the
 Titanic in Southampton, England not far from where he was attending school.
     Ironically, an Exhibit of Titanic Artifacts opened in Argentina in March
 of 2001 and researchers were able to locate the family members of Edgar Samuel
 Andrew.  Further investigation revealed a remarkable letter sent by Andrew to
 his friend in Argentina, Josey Cowan just two days before he was to board the
 TITANIC.
     Edgar had purchased a ticket to board the Steamship OCEANIC but due to a
 coal strike he was forced to change his ticket and go aboard the TITANIC ...he
 wrote:
     "You figure Josey, I had to leave on the 17th this (month) aboard the
 'Oceanic,' but due to the coal strike that steamer cannot depart, so I have to
 go one week earlier on board the 'Titanic.'  It really seems unbelievable that
 I have to leave a few days before your arrival, but there's no help for it,
 I've got to go.
     "You figure, Josey, I am boarding the greatest steamship in the world, but
 I don't really feel proud of it at all, right now I wish the 'Titanic' were
 lying at the bottom of the ocean."
     The suitcase and its contents including some clothing, letters,
 schoolbooks and other personal items are undergoing conservation so they can
 be displayed along with other recovered objects as TITANIC, THE ARTIFACT
 EXHIBIT continues to tour the world.  The Exhibits, which have already
 attracted over seven and a half million visitors, are produced by SFX
 Exhibitions, Inc. and are currently open in Buenos Aires, Seattle, Baltimore,
 Kansas City and will open in Nashville on May 4, 2001.
     RMS Titanic, Inc. was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck of
 the TITANIC by a United States Federal Court order in 1994, reconfirmed again
 in 1996.  The court award includes the exclusive rights to own all of the
 objects recovered from the TITANIC wreck site.  During the years 2000, 1998,
 1996, 1994, 1993 and 1987, research and recovery expeditions conducted by RMS
 Titanic, Inc. have recovered approximately 6,000 artifacts from the TITANIC
 wreck site.  For more information about the Company, visit the RMS Titanic,
 Inc. web site at www.rmstitanic.net .
     In addition to historical information contained in this press release,
 certain matters discussed above are "forward-looking statements" intended to
 qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements
 can generally be identified as such because the context of the statement will
 include words such as the Company "believes," "anticipates," "expects," or
 words of similar import.  Similarly, statements that describe the Company's
 future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements.  All of
 these forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and
 uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those
 currently anticipated, including, but not limited to, possible delays in or
 obstacles to implementation of the Company's expedition plans.  Shareholders,
 potentials investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors
 carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking
 statements made herein are only made as of the date of this press release and
 the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking
 statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
     Shares of RMS Titanic, Inc. are publicly-traded (Bulletin Board) under the
 symbol "SOST".
 
 SOURCE  RMS Titanic, Inc.