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Amazing boat facts from Belfast

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Amazing historical facts for you about ships in Belfast • Belfast was born at the meeting of three rivers: the Lagan,the Farset and Blackstaff • We know that ships were being built in Belfast nearly four hundred years ago,but it was a scotsman,William Ritchie,who claimed credit for starting the industry in the 1790s on the country Antrim side of the lough. • City hall opened in 1906,but the status of sir Edward Harland,founding partner at Harland and Wolff,builders of the Titanic,was such that he was honoured with a statue here in1903.

Here are some pictures of Belfast for you

• Past the lookout,where the Farset joins the Lagan, you will see the big fish,a sculpture by Belfast Man,John Kindness. • Not only were there not enough lifeboats to save everyone on board,most of the lifeboats that were launched off the Titanic were not filled to capacity. • The Titanic was built to travel across the Atlantic from the United Kingdom to the United States,and sailed on Wednesday April 10th 1912 from Southampton.

Here are some pictures of the Titanic.

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