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    Friday, September 30, 2022

    Coast Guard Ice Patrol commemorates the Titanic

    Members of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol participate in a ceremony Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in New London, to commemorate the sinking of the RMS Titanic. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    New London — Members of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol participated in a ceremony Wednesday to commemorate the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

    An annual wreath drop serves as a way to remember and honor those who died on the Titanic. The Ice Patrol was formed after the passenger liner hit an iceberg and sank in the early morning of April 15, 1912. 

    The wreaths from the ceremony will be dropped near where the ship sank during an iceberg reconnaissance flight in the next few weeks, Cmdr. Marcus Hirschberg said.

    Members of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol participate in a ceremony Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in New London, to commemorate the sinking of the RMS Titanic. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Members of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol carry wreaths during a ceremony Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in New London, to commemorate the sinking of the RMS Titanic. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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