Lowell Lytle / Capt. E. J. Smith

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Lowell has become so familiar with the stories of Titanic that he is now considered by many to be more than just an entertainer at such events. Lowell seems to become Captain Smith as he imparts humor, emotion, inspiration, and history into his every lecture.

In 2000 Lowell was invited as part of a Titanic expedition to go down the 2½ miles to the ocean floor, where he spent eleven hours in a Russian deep sea submersible viewing the historic ship and its debris field.


Lowell Lytle with recovered equipment from the Titanic wreckage.


Lowell Lytle with Titanic movie producer James Cameron

Titanic movie producer James Cameron and his wife with Capt. E. J. Smith – Lowell Lytle.

His experience and lectures give the audience a feeling of what it is like to be one of the very few people on the entire planet to have actually seen the Titanic. As Lowell says, “You cannot view the Titanic for that many hours without being emotionally effected.” His well planned and thoughtful talks bring his personal experiences to the public in a way that no one else has yet achieved. Learn more about Lowell Lytle.

Lowell Lyttle at Titanic

Lowell Lytle, as Capt. E. J. Smith, in front of the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge Tennesse where he performs regularly. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

Capt. Smith of the Titanic

Capt. E. J. Smith, master of the Titanic

In 1998 a new Titanic Exhibit in Orlando was created and someone was needed to play the part of Captain E.J. Smith. Lowell Lytle of Pinellas Park, Florida fit the physical description perfectly and has been an actor all his life, Lowell had that rare ability to convey the authority and stature of just such an important figure. In addition, Lowell had actually built two sailing ships. A reproduction of the Santa Maria and a lavishly decorated reproduction of a 16th-century galleon. Better qualifications to play the part of Captain Smith of the Titanic were not to be found anywhere.

Lowell Lytel with Millvina Dean

Lowell Lytle with Millvina Dean, who was the last living survivor of the Titanic and who died in 2009. She was only an infant when her father handed her down to her mother in a lifeboat.

Since that time Mr. Lytle has become know around the country and world as “Captain Smith” lecturing at numerous Titanic exhibits from Chicago to California with extended tours at the Titanic exhibit in Branson, Missouri. In China, his presence towered above everyone as he introduced the Titanic exhibit there in 2002 for RMS Titanic, Inc.

Lowell’s passionate telling of the story of Rev. John Harper inspires many to read the book about the saga of Rev. Harper. The Titanic’s Last Hero

Diving Into The Deep by Lowell Lytle



Lowell at bow

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