News over the weekend included a story of the 'rescue'
of this beautiful and historic ocean liner which is dear
to my own heart.
"The landmark Queen Mary ocean liner, owned by the City of Long Beach and a popular tourist attraction and hotel, will be closed to the public for much of 2022 as it undergoes $5 million in “critical repairs.”
RMS Queen Mary in her heyday, sailing out of New York and headed to Southampton, England.
February 25, 2006 - the two Queen Marys met for the first time!
This is yours truly just after boarding RMS Queen Mary for my
first transatlantic sea crossing home to England from New York to
spend Christmas 1964 with my family. Two years earlier I came
to the USA by air to work in Washington, D.C.
Since then I have sailed on many ships and had many adventures
at sea, but this first memory of crossing an ocean in the bitter
cold of winter has definitely stayed with me.
The ship was taken out of service in 1967 and has been docked
in Long Beach ever since.
Today I decided to treat myself to this book.
It's an older book and hard to find at an affordable price - today I
was lucky and have found a used one online, hardcover, and
supposedly in 'good condition' - I've had it on my 'wish list' for
several years. Reviews are awesome - I'll let you know when
it arrives, I'm excited.
I'm missing ships and sailing so reading about them will fill the
void for now.