Friday, May 27, 2011

The Queen Mary: 75 Years Later

May 27, 1936 was a grand day for the British Empire. Its newest super-liner, the long-awaited Queen Mary, set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage and into the pages of history. She subsequently took the Blue Riband from France's Normandie and earned a reputation as "the stateliest being."

Now, 75 years after the start of her illustrious career, the Queen Mary enjoys retirement in her permanent berth in Long Beach, California. Visitors from all over the world come to stroll along her historic decks and re-live a bygone era: the Golden Age of Ocean Travel.

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