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Toledo teacher aims to debunk Titanic myths

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When people visit Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Imagination Station, Captain David Brown says he hopes it inspires them to look beyond the headlines.

Brown teaches at the Maritime Academy of Toledo.

He's written two books about the Titanic, both exploring what he calls myths about it sinking.

After the Titanic hit the iceberg, Brown contends the crew tried to sail for Halifax.

In his opinion, the ship may have made it, but Brown says someone opened a wrong valve and flooded the boiler room.

Brown says human error led to the human tragedy, even though the headlines would solely blame the ice.

"This exhibit, I love them, because it's an exhibit of lives interrupted. It's an exhibit of a moment in time, a specific moment in time," said Cpt. David Brown, 'but they're not selling the truth. They're selling the myth."

Don't get him wrong, captain brown says if it were not for lore surrounding Titanic, we would not know that much about it today.

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