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Duluth native Greg Isola stumbled upon the Titanic story of William and Anna Lahtinen and it led to several presentations on the tragic story of the ship and of the couple, including Saturday in Dassel, Minn. (Photos courtesy Greg Isola) Read the article: Personal research leads to discovery of Titanic connection

Personal research leads to discovery of Titanic connection

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DULUTH - Greg Isola couldn't help but drift toward the Titanic story as he did personal family research on Minnesota's Finnish immigrants.


"It all seemed so unbelievable," the 1983 Duluth Central graduate said of tripping onto stories as a teenager about Finns who were on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, many who didn't make it.

When he found out that one set of his grandparents and a great-grandparent knew one of the couples that perished, Isola was astounded.

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