Captain Arthur Rostron stood on the deck of the 13,600 ton Carpathia, staring into the clear, moonless night. At that time the Carpathia was holding 750 passengers sleeping in their cabins. The captain knew that there were deadly icebergs ahead of the ship, but he had to risk going at top speed. The Carpathia was on a spring time cruise to the Mediterranean, but it turned out to be a dangerous mission. They had pressure to rescue 2,200 people. But the sad thing was they were 58 miles away and it would take four hours to reach the site of the sinking Titanic. But the Titanic only had 2 hours to live. So the Carpathia sped away towards the Titanic. 706 people in all were in the lifeboats. Can you believe that, only 706 people out of 2,200 people got into the life boats! All the stewards went to all the rooms on the Carpathia to calm all the passengers and to keep them off the decks. Colin Campbell Cooper drew many different pictures of the Titanic. He drew pictures of the rescue. They are some of the only ones that exist today by an artist that experienced the rescue.