Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A company that insured the Titanic goes under, leaving behind maritime relics

The Wall Street Journal's Leslie Scism has a story today about Atlantic Mutual, the company that insurered the Titanic and many other ships for more than a century, before the company was ordered into liquidation two years ago.

The story details the maritime artifacts and records amassed by the company. Many of the items -- model ships, paintings, old maps, gold coins, barometers, etc. -- may be sold soon.