You know about the iceberg. You’ve probably seen the movie and even the documentary, but there’s so much more to the Titanic than “Nearer, My God, to Thee.”

Kevin Magee, a diver and member of the Cleveland Underwater Explorers, talks about why the Titanic and its sister ships were initially built, what made these gargantuan liners unique besides their size, and how the Titanic’s wreck changed maritime law forever.

He also discusses the novel that eerily predicted the Titanic’s demise (and why people should be more nervous about the Ides of April.)

By the way, Magee has discussed other shipwrecks at our library. Every time he visits, he shares a fascinating story. Some of these talks are available to watch on our YouTube channel: