23 May 2010


From and article entitled, "500,000 WILL SEE QUEEN MARY SAIL" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on this day in 1936:

Tonight the Queen Mary, brilliantly lighted, resplendent in her color scheme of black, white and red, rested easily at her dock, a mountain of a ship which will carry 2,650 passengers to New York in four days time with the utmost in British ideas of comfort and luxury.

Passengers for the first voyage will be brought here in five special boat trains tomorrow noon and at 4:30 p.m. (10:30 a. m. Eastern standard time) the Queen Mary will stand out into the solent to a roaring farewell.

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