In 1987 John Joslyn embarked on the adventure of a lifetime.
Two years earlier, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute had discovered the Titanic, and he co-led a $6 million expedition to the site of the sinking. Spending 44 days at sea, the expedition dove to the site 32 times and returned with hundreds of ghost-like images that formed the framework of “Return to Titanic Live!” a two-hour television special that became the second highest rated live TV documentary ever.
Twenty-five years later, the Titanic remains his obsession. He’s dedicated his career to her and the 2,208 passengers and crew aboard its tragic maiden voyage through the Pigeon Forge museum and a companion attraction in Branson, Missouri. These giant museums showcase one of the largest permanent collections of Titanic artifacts and memorabilia anywhere.
Inside, guests can climb an exact replica of the most famous staircase, view historic photos taken days before the sinking, grasp the wheel on the captain’s bridge, feel an iceberg’s chill and learn the stories of the passengers and crew.
For more information, check out titanicpigeonforge.com.