Queen Mary Beside Modern Day Cruise Ship (left)
View on Top Deck of Ship
Queen Mary’s Triple Stacks
Vintage Luggage Label
Shipyard Room: World’s Longest LEGO Model Ship
Polished Brass Equipment of Helm
Hydraulic Steering Wheel Turns 40-Ton Rudder
Wireless Room (note antique microphone and inset rotary dial telephone)
Ship of Woods (56 species)
Green Onyx Art Deco Style Clock
Vintage Queen Mary Doll
Vintage Cunard Race Card (Neptune with his Trident Keeping Score)
Russian Attack Submarine Scorpion (berthed for tours beside ship)
The Queen Mary is an iconic ship that was built in 1934. At the time she was the fastest and most luxurious ship in the world! The beloved ocean liner sailed from 1936-1967 and is now permanently docked at Long Beach, California. Famous stars on her passenger list included Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Elizabeth Taylor, Clark Gable, and Walt Disney.
The Queen Mary’s nickname is the “Ship of Woods”. Fifty-six different kinds of wood are on display throughout her decks, including six that are now extinct. Her grand art deco style makes her the perfect location to host the region’s annual Art Deco Festival: http://www.queenmary.com/events/art-deco-festival/.
A big celebration is planned today, May 26, 2016, for the 80th anniversary of Queen Mary’s maiden voyage:http://www.queenmary.com/events/80th-anniversary-celebration/.
In April 2016 big plans were announced to bring her back to her former glory:
http://la.curbed.com/2016/4/20/11467598/long-beach-queen-mary-renovation and to rejuvenate the entire area: http://la.curbed.com/2016/3/24/11299792/aquarium-pacific-long-beach-expansion. Can’t wait to see the results!