Titantic exhibition coming to Portland

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PORTLAND — The Portland Science Center’s next exhibit will be one of titanic proportions.

On June 18, the center will open “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition,” which tells the story of the ship, crew and passengers of the famous RMS Titanic. Promoted as unsinkable when it was built, the ship struck an iceberg during it’s maiden North Atlantic crossing in 1912 and sank to the bottom of the ocean. The ship carried more than 2,200 passengers, but enough lifeboats for fewer than 1,200.

Among other things, Portland Science Center visitors will see recreations of first- and third-class staterooms, with authentic artifacts recovered by RMS Titanic, the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the ship’s resting site. Tickets will be available on May 16 on the center website.