The Green Goddess Visits Long Beach

The Green Goddess Visits Long Beach

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Long Beach, California, is best known as the permanent home of the great Queen Mary.

But back on 21 April 1954 another famous Cunard liner—Caronia (1949)—arrived in Long Beach for a far briefer visit.  As the story below tells us, “The Green Goddess” was greeted by the Long Beach Municipal Band and a bunch of SoCal bigwigs.

On board Caronia were 502 passengers and the world’s largest black opal.

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