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Ed Moore: the Mariners' Museum and Park "Andrea Doria"

On the night of July 25, 1956, fog, speed, schedules, inexperience and alternate route choices combined to produce the inexplicable: Two ocean liners collided on the high seas of the Atlantic. A French ocean liner, the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, and numerous cargo ships responded to save 1,660 passengers from the Andrea Doria and Stockholm after 46 people died in the collision. The Andrea Doriastayed afloat for 11 hours before capsizing off the coast of Nantucket, time enough for rescue ships to prevent another tragedy equal to the Titanic.
Ed Moore is a retired newspaper Sports Editor and Sports Columnist. Ed won 91 journalism awards in his career, and three times was named one of the top five sports columnists in the United States and the sports sections he edited were named among the best in the nation 18 times. Ed is a journalism graduate of Auburn University, a member of Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society, and a member of Who’s Who among American teachers, awarded while teaching high school history, rhetoric and literature. Ed earned a Virginia state teaching certificate in English through Virginia Wesleyan, and a Certificate in Military Strategy and Policy through the Old Dominion University Masters of History program. Since 2005, Ed has volunteered for the Mariners’ Museum, primarily speaking about Naval Warfare.