cane hill | observing the disintegration of the titanic

The wreck of the Titanic was discovered by Dr. Robert Ballard in 1985. His initial photographs were limited (only offering a birdís eye view of the wreck) so he returned in 1986 with more advanced submersibles and produced a far more detailed photographic record of the remains.

Each subsequent trip, either by Ballard or others, resulted in more of the wreck being explored, whilst the slow deterioration of the more popular areas was noted. It was a sombre account of the slow erosion of the liner: decks were starting to collapse, artefacts were going missing and the erosion of the superstructure was accelerating.

Was there any real reason behind these expensive and dangerous visits? The Titanicís plans were available, archival pictures and films adequately documented the liner, and yet people kept returning.

It would seem this same spirit was alive and flourishing at Cane Hill.