When the turret was brought up, pieces of the sailor’s lives came with it. A mismatched pair of shoes gave silent testimony to curator David Krop about the ship’s final moments.
“If you think about the chaos the night of the sinking,” he said, “if there’s water coming into the ship, it’s dark, you might just grab what’s closest to you, put those on in order to get out of the vessel.
Each artifact is a possible clue to the identity of the two unknown sailors.
Story: David Martin, CBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons