[Image: The safe course]

Had Captain Smith acted promptly on receiving warnings of ice, this is all he had to do to avoid it. As he was already in a higher latitude than the Ambrose Channel, he had to go further south anyway. The distance from 50° W to the Ambrose Channel is virtually the same, whether he reaches 50° W in 41° N or further north on his planned course. The course is also almost the same, since Titanic is so far from New York.

Seldom in the annals of the sea have so many died for so little.

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