10 January 2010

Floating Holiday



From the Times Daily on this day in 1962:

Million Pound Offer For Queen Mary

LONDON (AP) - Holiday camp millionaire Billy Butlin has offered a million pounds - 62.8 million - for the liner Queen Mary when she is retired in five years.

Butlin said Wednesday night he wants to turn the 81,237-ton Cunard ship into a floating holiday camp off the English south coast.

Cunard chairman Sir John Brocklebank said Tuesday he would like to convert the liner - now 27 years old - into a luxury hotel in the Caribbean.

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