piece that belonged to William J. Parker, the
carpenter on the CS Minia who is known to have
created many of the most known Titanic wood
treasures using flotsam he picked from the sea
while on the recovery mission.
than the fact it was part of the Parker's collection,
little is known about this particular piece
of very hard Titanic wreckwood. A couple precision
holes drilled on the side, along with the unique
hardness, would leave one to believe this was
once a piece of furniture. The craftsmanship
is a little crude for the work that he is known
for. It is more than likely a game or scoreboard
crafted (not enough holes for cribbage) from
another crew member and given to Mr. Parker.
museum relic was obtained from world renowned
Titanic expert/author/collector Steve Santini.