You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Worth a click

  • Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth
    A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today.
  • Today in History - Wednesday, Nov. 26
    Today is Wednesday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2014. There are 35 days left in the year.
  • Developers look to create underground NYC park
    NEW YORK (AP) — Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees.
Advertisement
Associated Press
In this rendering provided by Blue Star Line, the Titanic II is shown cruising at sea.

Billionaire to build Titanic II

NEW YORK – An Australian billionaire says he wants to build a new version of the Titanic that could set sail in 2016.

Clive Palmer unveiled blueprints for the famously doomed ship’s namesake Tuesday at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York.

Palmer said 40,000 people have expressed interest in tickets for the maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York, expected in 2016. He said construction is scheduled to start soon in China.

He said people are inspired by his quest to replicate one of the most famous vessels in history.

The original Titanic was the world’s largest and most luxurious ocean liner when it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sank on April 15, 1912. More than 1,500 people perished in the maiden voyage.

Advertisement