I just cannot explain, and the photos do not do the vessel justice,
how overwhelming , Cunard's "reborn"
Queen Mary II
New York Harbor
"THE LARGEST OCEAN LINER IN THE WORLD"
The vessel even has a Planetarium aboard!!!
Photos taken Saturday , April 24th, 2004, 10am
A view of the Queen Elizabeth being towed up the Hudson from Liberty State Park
Sunday April 25th, 6:30 am
The Queenship arrives at Pier 88, to meet up with her younger sister, The Queen Mary,
shortly before 7:00am, photo taken from the cross over ramp to
The Intrepid Air & Sea Museum, 12th Ave & 46th Sts.
A little past 7:00 am, the tugs begin the wide swing of the QE2 into her berth, while the
New York Harbor Patrol, and The Coast Guard, with both ships and
helicopters keep tight watch of her every move.
The two "Queen Sisters" together, the first time ever in New York, and
over 40 years since the QM1 and the QE1 met.
The Moran Tugs finish their job, and the Queenship blows her horn, which
resonates off New York's Skyscrapers, and lets New York know
A Daily News helicopter photo of the QEII's arrival
Sunday morning, April 25th, 7:00-7:30 am.
On Sunday @ 9:00 pm the Queen
Mary sets out for home, and is
given a "Royal Send Off" under a sky of fireworks, as thousands watched.
The following are clips from
the Daily News of her sendoff.
Security was very tight and unless you were with the press, close up
photos were impossible to get.
We were just so glad to get these photos for all our visitors to view!!!
Only a few are shown above, however over 40 were taken, mostly
similar as the ship progressed.
Hope you enjoy!!!
Paul G Hoffmann
"SHIPS GRAVEYARD MUSEUM
"THE WIRELESS STATION"