The mahogany and gilt lined corridor to the art-deco staterooms aboard the Queen Mary at Long Beach.
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The Queen Mary is an Art Deco luxury ocean liner that successfully completed 1001 transatlantic cruises before being docked permanently in Long Beach, California. The proud ocean liner is now an elegant floating hotel.
It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Queen Mary is considered by some to be one of the most haunted places in the world. There are said to be up to 150 spirits haunting the ship. Unexplained activity has been reported and investigated for decades.
A tall dark man wanders the first class staterooms wearing a 1930’s style suit. The man turns on lights.
The Queen Mary has a long history that has included the trauma of serving the United States during World War II. The gigantic ship made her maiden voyage in 1936 (75th anniversary in 2011).
During her heyday, the ocean liner transported the world;’s rich and famous personalities, including The Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Mary Pickford and Sir Winston Churchill. The upper classes considered the ocean liner to be the only civilized way to travel.
(Scan of 35mm negative of photo from 1989 visit to Long Beach)