Jack is a co-founder of Titanic International Society and a longtime trustee and historian for the society. Jack served as a historical consultant for Titanic expeditions to the wreck site in 1993, 1996 and 1998 and made a dive to the wreck in 1993. He’s contributed to the design of many artifact exhibits around the world, including RMS Titanic, Inc., and the Maryland Science Center. Jack has given extensive lectures on the RMS Titanic, and has been a featured speaker at other Titanic societies around the world. He has devoted most of his life to Titanic research and finds particular interest in the Titanic’s crew and ships that have played a role in the Titanic story.
Jack’s also appeared in and consulted for many TV documentaries on the subject, and he written numerous articles for Voyage, the Titanic International Society journal. With his co-author Charles Haas, he has written five books: Titanic: Triumph and Tragedy, Titanic: Destination Disaster; Titanic, The Exhibition; Titanic: A Journey Through Time; and Falling Star: Misadventures of White Star Line Ships.