Campus Life

Seawater Taps



Passengers aboard the Titanic had the choice between ocean-water taps and fresh-water taps, each with hot and cold settings. These taps were manufactured in the early 20th century by Dalton co. If you used salt water, a bucket of fresh water would be provided to rinse off the salt after bathing. Passengers who could not afford a bathroom in their quarters had to pay an extra fee to book a bathroom. The Titanic was luxurious for the wealthy classes, but the lower decks had a vastly different experience, which demonstrates the class-consciousness of the time.