Lifeboat from Titanic
Lifeboat to Carpathia
Confidence Level
Graham, Mrs Edith Ware 3 3 5.00
Graham, Miss Margaret Edith 3 3 5.00
Shute, Miss Elizabeth Weed 3 3 5.00

Mrs. Graham's story from the Trenton Evening Times, April 20, 1912:
    "Just at that time they were filling up the third lifeboat on the port side. I thought at the time that it was the third boat, which had been lowered, but I found out later that they had lowered other boats on the other side where the people were more excited because they were sinking on that side. Just then Mr. Roebling came up too. He told us to hurry and get into the boat. Mr. Roebling and Mr. Case bustled (sic) our party of three into that boat in less time than it takes to tell it. They were both working hard to help the women and children. The boat was fairly crowded when we three were pushed into it. A few more men jumped in at the last moment, but Mr. Roebling and Mr. Case stood at the rail and made no attempt to get into the boat.
    I counted our fellow passengers. We were thirty-four, including two sailors, two ship's boys and a half a dozen or more other men. The men didn't say a word. The women quarreled a little because some of them didn't have room to sit down. Then there was a long argument as to how far we should go out. Some seemed to think that we ought to stay very near, because, they said, the ship wouldn't sink anyway."

The New York Herald, April 20,1912:
   "Miss Margaret Graham ..... there were thirty-four men and women in our boat.  The men were very quiet.  When we pulled away from the ship we lost two or three oars."

The description that several oars were lost overboard matches lifeboat #3 (Spedden and Shutes, The Truth About the Titanic by Gracie, page 249 and 255). Mrs. Graham's count of 34 aboard is very close to our estimated count of 32 in #3.

Gracie himself places the Grahams and Miss Shute in #3.