Can you imagine Queen Mary serving as a New York City high school? It appears that may have been a viable alternative before the great liner was sold to Long Beach, California, where she resides today.
As a 21 July 1967 Associated Press story shows, Queen Mary very nearly found a permanent home on the Brooklyn waterfront, perhaps to compensate in a way for the Dodgers moving to Los Angeles a decade or so earlier.
Alas, California won again, and Queen Mary is now located just 42 road miles south of Dodger Stadium.
There is a bright end to this story, however, Today, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 docks in Brooklyn at the end of virtually every westbound crossing. Who could have predicted that back in 1967?
Incidentally, one has to laugh at the use of the word “slums” in the article’s headline. Could you imagine a newspaper using that term today without being forced to issue an apology?
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