I Remember Long Beach, The Queen Mary Arrives in Long Beach
In the early 1960's the city of Long Beach needing a first class tourist attraction, decided to buy the Queen Mary from the Cunard Steamship Line. An historic last voyage was planned with Movie Stars, Aristocrats, and Politicians. Starting in South Hampton, England, the Queen sailed to Brazil, around the tip of South America, and into the Pacific for the first time. On December 6th, 1967, the Queen Mary sailed Triumphantly into Long Beach accompanied by a virtual armada of boats of every kind full of cheering spectators. All along the beach and harbor, tens thousands of Long Beach residents thrilled at the spectacle of the great ships arrival along with fire boats, helicopters, battleships, airplanes and blimps.
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