05 February 2011


From The Bessemer Herald of Michigan USA on February 1, 1935:
An upper peninsula firm, the Birds Eye Veneer company, of Escanaba, was commissioned to supply 100,000 square feet of birds eye maple veneer to London to be used for the interior woodwork of the Queen Mary, palatial steamship that was launched by the merged Cunard and White Star lines in England last September. The veneer was shipped last week.

From The Sydney Morning Herald in 1940:
LONDON, Feb. 4
Mr. Kenneth Hugh McLean, a noted engineer who was born in Australia, died today. He was head of a Glasgow boat-building firm, and he designed unsinkable lifeboats for the Queen Mary, the Queen Elizabeth, and the Normandie. -A.A.P.

The Billings County Pioneer, Montana USA, reported on January 31, 1952, that Winston Churchill, while a passenger aboard the Queen Mary, saw two movies: Quartet and A Place in the Sun.

Video from British Pathe on February 3, 1966:


Photo of builders aboard Queen Mary: www.queenmary.com


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