May you all have a wonderful and blessed day.
If you're on my blog for today's Titanic post, here are just a few quick things I wanted to share:
April 8, 1912
This was another day of hard work on the Titanic. Most of the day consisted of loading supplies, food, and 4,427 tons of coal into her abyss of storage areas.
When I found out how much food really went into the ship, it appears to be an outstanding amount! Of course, it had to feed hundreds of people for several days while at sea---and we're talking about buffet meals for 3 different classes of people, with several courses.
List of foods taken on Titanic's voyage:
75,000 lbs. of Fresh Meat
11,000 lbs. of Fresh Fish
4,000 lbs. of Salted and Dried Fish
75,000 lbs. of Ham and Bacon
25,000 lbs. of Poultry and Game
2,500 lbs. of Sausage
40,000 lbs. of Fresh Eggs
2,200 lbs. of Coffee
1,120 lbs. of Jams and Marmalade
800 lbs. of Tea
25 cases of Biscuits
1,750 quarts of Ice Cream
1,196 bags of Potatoes
6 cases of Confectionery
32 cases of Vegetables
225 cases of Mustard
37,350 bottles of Alcohol
10,000 lbs. of Rice, Dried Beans, etc.
10,000 lbs. of Sugar
200 barrels of Flour
10,000 lbs. of Cereals
36,000 lbs. of Oranges
16,000 lbs. of Lemons
My, my, my. Wouldn't you have liked to feast on the Titanic?
Below are some photos of the dining areas inside the vessel. The first 2 were for First Class passengers only, and the last one shows you even the fine dining experience that steerage passengers received.
A La Carte Restaurant
Third Class Dining Room
There were only 2 more days left until the Titanic set off.