Current state of Queen Mary Bankruptcy

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>>S**t = sheet, my bad.<<

Cheerfully corrected.
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>>Building a drydock where she sits now might be the best solution but I agree that adding the glass and water illusion isnt practical for her being over 1,000 feet long.<<

Concur. In fact, the glass sheet, and whatever it takes to support it may not even be a very cheap option. Whatever they do, they need to avoid overthinking and by extension, overthinking the problem. Unlike a government, they can't compel revenue by way of taxes paid under penalty of law.

They have to use the power of persuasion to get people to avail themselves of the attraction. A drydock/containment, while expensive, strikes me as the most cost effective option.
 

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Although a few days old, I found an article from late last month on the some of the plans the sucessful bidders from QMSDI's bankruptcy auction have. I took note of the idea of a true heritage foundation and not one that would also run ship operations. I also found the comment interesting about the need to return parts of the ship to her historic detail.

http://www.gazettes.com/klein1242008.html
 
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From Travel Vidio Television:

THE QUEEN MARY PRESENTS A "SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE" STAY-CATION
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LONG BEACH, Calif., -- The Queen Mary in Long Beach, California is working with Radio Disney AM 1110 and the Aquarium of the Pacific to offer families the chance to experience a variety of Southern California entertainment for one low price of only $149.00! The "Southern California Adventure" spring break stay-cation package is available March 18 through April 26, 2009.
Details at http://travelvideo.tv/news/more.php?id=16973_0_1_0_M48
 
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From PRNewswire:

Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts to Pilot the Queen Mary
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LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched 75 years ago on September 26, 1934, the Queen Mary's rich history continues to grow with the addition of new management from Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, one of the nation's leading hospitality management companies, which also operates several resorts and attractions in California's Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks as well as popular destinations around the U.S. and Canada.
More at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/delaware-north-companies-parks--resorts-to-pilot-the-queen-mary-62342572.html

Comment: Let's hope these guys actually know what they're doing!
 
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From Maritime Matters:

QUEEN MARY At 75
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The QUEEN MARY will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of her maiden voyage next month and the Steamship Historical Society of America’s Southern California Chapter (which operates an office on board the liner) is supporting the two-day long party along with the ship’s operators on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 with a series of historical lectures.
More at http://maritimematters.com/2011/04/queen-mary-at-75/
 
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From Maritime Matters:

QUEEN MARY Memorial Day
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Cunard Steamship Company’s QUEEN MARY began her maiden transatlantic voyage on May 27, 1936 from Southampton, England to New York City. As the now-preserved liner approaches the 75th anniversary of her maiden voyage, further preparations for a celebration are being announced.
More at http://maritimematters.com/2011/05/queen-mary-memorial-day/
 
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From The Long Beach Post:

The 10 Worst Decisions in Long Beach History
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1:15pm | The present is created by decisions of the past, and Long Beach currently stands as it does in large part because of the decisions made by government officials, community stakeholders and residents over the course of the city’s history.
More at http://www.lbpost.com/news/allison/12001

Comment: The Queen Mary gets her mention at the bottom of the list. I don't know if that's a good or a bad thing.
 

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As much as I would like to see Queen Mary taken better care of, I would never want her out of the water or away from Southern California. Of course I might be a bit biased in that regard, since I live within a two hour drive from her and visit her often.

Unless, of course, someone wants to return her to regular transatlantic service. For that I would make an exception. ;)