A man who as a teenager became fascinated with the Titanic and devoted his life to preserving the history of the doomed luxury liner has died in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Edward Kamuda founded the Titanic Historical Society in 1963 and as its president developed it into an invaluable resource for scientific researchers, explorers, historians, film-makers, and people simply fascinated, as Kamuda was, with the stories of the survivors.
Events to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic are scheduled for later this week by the Titanic Historical Society. The oldest and largest organization in the world devoted to preserving the history of the doomed luxury liner is headquartered in Springfield Massachusetts. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.