Cunard's RMS Queen Mary sailed into the Port of Long Beach over fifty years ago; there, he has been successfully developed into a hotel, event space and museum complex. The impressive restoration of the British Queen Mary serves as an inspiring example — reminding us that it is imperative that we save America's own ocean liner, the SS United States, before it is too late! This winter, QMI Restore the Queen has partnered with Long Beach, California's Shoreline Village for a st
The storied Cunard liner the RMS Queen Mary sailed into the Port of Long Beach fifty years ago on December 9, 1967, where she has been successfully developed into a hotel, event space and museum complex. The impressive restoration of the British Queen Mary reminds us that it is imperative that we save America's own ocean liner, the SS United States, before it is too late. As part of the Queen Mary's 50th anniversary celebration, Michael Alfred Richmond II and Andrew Hensley p
This week means so very much to the story of America's Flagship. Photo courtesy of Henry Brunjes June 20th, 1952: The SS United States is officially handed over to United States Lines.
Twenty years later, after she was taken out of service, the U.S. Congress authorized the Department of Commerce to purchase the ship for $12.9 million as part of the National Defense Reserve Fleet, a special group of merchant and passenger vessels that stood to be called into public service i
She may not be in service, but the dream of America's Flagship is very much alive-- as is her ability to fascinate and inspire. We highly recommend reading personal story of one columnist's trip to Philadelphia to visit the Big U. From Jo Murray of Gazettes.com in Long Beach, California, as part of the ongoing "On the Water" series: "I like to think of the famous ship, with the nickname the Big U, as the younger American cousin to our own British Queen Mary. Both ships were b
Photo courtesy of Eva Heins A very exciting exhibit is running at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts through October 9th: it's called “Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style." The SS United States plays a starring role! Read what Mark Feeney wrote about the event in the Boston Globe: "Some of the names belong to actual rulers of kingdoms or their consorts: Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth 2. Other names bespeak great achievement. The Great Eastern l
"On September 22, 1967, I sailed on this grand ship from NYC to Southampton," writes Janet Riesman, one of the many passionate donors behind the Conservancy's efforts to save America's Flagship. As she continues: This time the efforts to save the United States must succeed! Every since I sailed on her I have loved her and been fascinated by her speed and elegance. I was student headed to England for graduate work. The day I sailed on Big U, the Queen Mary also departed NYC fo