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Lesson Learned: Don't Name Your Boat Titanic


Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Mark Wilkinson of Birmingham, England may have invited a bit of bad luck when he named his used, 16-foot cabin cruiser Titanic 2. When the boat returned to harbor from its maiden voyage, it sank. The harbormaster took Titanic 2 in tow and pulled Mr. Wilkinson out of the water. Wilkinson was unhurt, but for a bruised ego. He said it's embarrassing. He's fed up with all those questions about icebergs.

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