By Sherri Ellington
Growing up in a small town in Newfoundland was just a normal childhood for Georgina Boggs – except the word “Titanic” could never be mentioned. Her father had unknowingly watched it sink.
“My father wasn’t a fisherman – none of his father’s sons followed in his footsteps – but he had a vessel he’d hire out to take people places,” she said. “They were out there watching her and didn’t know she had struck an iceberg. They heard the band and people singing and thought they were having a gorgeous time out there. He thought the flares they sent up were just to let the people know they were passing by.”
Georgina and Bill Boggs are pictured in Barnesville with their children Nancy and Billy.