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Hannibal cruise to honor 'Unsinkable' Molly Brown

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | 10:01 a.m. CDT

HANNIBAL — The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is approaching, and the northeast Missouri river town of Hannibal is celebrating the life of one of the ship's most famous passengers.

The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that a cruise on April 14 honors the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown. The cruise will feature a period costume contest and live music from the era.

Molly Brown was born Margaret Tobin in Hannibal in 1867. She became wealthy as an adult and lived in Denver.

She was on the Titanic when it sank on April 15, 1912. She became famous for her heroism, helping other female passengers into a lifeboat, directing the boat and speaking five languages to communicate with survivors.

Brown's small, childhood home in Hannibal remains a tourist attraction.

 


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