Campus Life

Worker Rivets

 

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The very same rivets which were used to secure the porthole windows were also used elsewhere in the ship. The ship was built by hand and took over three years to build. The workers who fastened the rivets did not have protective gear and had to pop rivets for 12 hours per day. The Titanic honoured the wealthy and famous, but also stands as a reminder of the hands that built it and the conditions they had to endure.