Dorchester man to sell survivors’ accounts of Titanic sinking he began collecting as high schooler in 1969
In 1969, Andrew J. Cannata convinced his 11th-grade English teacher at Hingham High School to let him do his big paper on his favorite topic, the sinking of the Titanic. More than 40 years later, that project is literally paying off. Thirty five letters and cards written by Titanic survivors that Cannata began collecting for the paper about what happened the night of April 15, 1912 will be auctioned off on the 100th anniversary of the disaster. The starting bid in the New York auction will be $30,000.