More About the Film "Rescue at Sea"|
On January 23, 1909, two ships -- one carrying Italian immigrants to New York City, the other, American tourists to Europe -- collided in dense fog off Nantucket Island. In a moment, more than 1,500 lives became dependent on a new technology, wireless telegraphy, and on Jack Binns, a twenty-six-year-old wireless operator on board one of the ships.
A synopsis of the film, and film credits
The broadcast program transcript with additional information
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Extended interviews with program participants
A list of books and articles relating to the program topic
Three newspaper articles about the collision