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The chilling last words of 19-year-old Jeremiah Burke from Glanmire, Co. Cork were slipped into a bottle not read until a year after his death on the Titanic.

Using the bottle of holy water that his mother gave to him when she saw him off in Cobh, Burke used one of his very own shoelaces to tie it up and threw the letter overboard.

The letter simply reads: “From Titanic, goodbye all, Burke of Glanmire, Cork.” [x]

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