Wooden cross from wreckage of Titanic going on auction

by Daniel Payne · Jan 5th, 2020 12:00 am

A cross made from the wood of the Titanic’s deck will be going on auction and is expected to draw as much as $22,000.

The cross was made shortly after the tragedy by a crew member on a ship that had collected bodies from the disaster. The material from the cross came from debris floating on the ocean surface.

The cross has remained with the crew member’s family for more than 100 years. It represents just one of many artifacts from the historical sinking that have attracted big bidders in recent years.

A violin previously owned by the ship’s bandleader sold for $1.4 million in 2013. A cracker from the ship, meanwhile, sold for $23,000 two years ago.