03/24/2018 (Sat) 15:51:20
Dressed only in her nightgown with a steamer rug wrapped around her, Anna stood on the boat deck and watch events unfold. Apparently separated from Miss Silvén, Anna described how she was grabbed by a crewman and thrown into a lifeboat (sometimes placed in boat 16 with Miss Silvén, other times in boat 10), being forced under a seat and getting trampled on as more passengers boarded, injuring her head.
'...the bow had already started to sink and they started lowering the first lifeboat. Miss Sinkkonen was one of those put into it. Nobody seemed to suffer and Miss Sinkkonen could not really understand why there was a hurry to get everybody into the lifeboats. She thought about how embarrassing it would be when everybody laughed at them, after having rowed around for a while, when they came back. All in the boat wore lifebelts. They were only ten in the boat because many had refused to leave the ship. They rowed away from the Titanic whose lights they could see clearly from a distance. They were rescued at about four o'clock....'' (New Yorkin Uutiset, April 24, front page)
I did notice, she said, that the men were being held back and only the women were allowed to get into the boats. The officers of the ship stood guard. No, I did not hear the music... (New York Herald, April 20, 1912)