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Leslie Lewis, CEO of the Ontario Science Centre, and Michael Thompson, TTC commissioner, take a close look at TTC streetcar tickets that were lost in the wreck of the Titanic some 100 years ago.


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.