|Queen Mary with the Russian sub The Scorpion|
In 1966 she sailed her last time before being put on the auction block. With 20 something bids, Long Beach acquired her for $3.45M. (The next closest bid was something like 800k.)
The Queen Mary is huge! It is 1,019.5 ft. (310.74 m.) in length (The Titanic was 882.9 ft.) It still holds the record for the most passengers (soldiers) at 16k! The men had to take shifts sleeping, and they say the sheets were still warm from the last guy. Normal occupancy was 1,174.
|Toward the bow of the ship on the sun deck.|
|Looking across to downtown Long Beach|
|I jumped in on a tour. We pause just below the entrance to Sir Winston's Lounge.|
|A port for cruise ships right next door.|
|In my bathroom. Passengers were able to choose the source of their water!|
|This is how I flushed my toilet.|
|Before AC became a staple.|
|This is how you get heat/cool air in your room/bathroom.|
|My room window with a great view.|
|Looking back toward the ship|
|My friend for a day.|
|My friend follows me.|
My next post will show some of the funny things I saw in LA. Here is a hint, what do crazy, eastern block people do for work in LA?