Rene Johnston/Torstar News Service
From the depths of the Atlantic, among the ruins of the legendary ship Titanic, comes a forgotten piece of Toronto history.
Explorers discovered the famous wreckage more than two decades ago, off the coast of Newfoundland; divers have since recovered some 5,000 objects from its bowels. Among the artifacts: 12 Toronto streetcar tickets, believed to belong to Maj. Arthur Godfrey Peuchen, a millionaire businessman and officer of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club — one of the few men to survive the ocean liner’s tragic collapse.
Four of the stamp-sized tickets were unveiled yesterday at the Ontario Science Centre, a local contribution to the museum’s existing show, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.