Is the Titanic Linked to Hillsborough?
PBS television show explores heirloom that belongs to the family of a Hillsborough resident.
Does Hillsborough have a link to the Titanic? The PBS television show "History Detectives" takes a look at the possibility that an heirloom in the family of Hillsborough resident and business owner Robert Martorana is actually from the legendary ocean liner.
If you ask Martorana, the double picture frame his grandmother had is indeed from the Titanic. His cousin Cathy McIsaac, however, believes it was from the Lusitania.
According to the show's website, both were told their great-grandfather had worked on the Lusitania. They were also reportedly told when it was torpedoed, he grabbed a floating piece of wood and afterward turned it into a frame.
The show and host Elyse Luray will check out if the piece is truly from one of the legendary boats, or neither.
The show will be televised locally on PBS channel 13 at 8 p.m.