The Spruce Goose has been moved to its new permanent home at the Evergreen Aviation Museum. The RMS Queen Mary still graces our Port majestically. During the month of April the Queen just celebrated her "40th" year in Downtown Long Beach. In 1967 the Queen Mary (built in 1936) was withdrawn from service to the Cunard line and brought to rest in Long Beach Harbor. She was to become a floating hotel, open to the public. She was outfitted with restaurants, shops and tours open to the public. Did you know that the Queen Mary transported troops during World War II and served as Winston Churchill's headquarters at sea? She was painted gray and nicknamed "The Gray Ghost". The Queen transported over 800,000 troops and traveled 660,000 miles. The Queen Mary is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Read more:
The Spruce Goose is gone.. it was really an amazing airplane.. but the Queen is still there.. They have a hotel on the ship and a wonderful first class restaurant.. Sir Winstons.. it is a fun place to stay at least once.. the art deco art work is gorgeous and you can really get a sense of what crusing was like during the 30's..