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WhiteStar34

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Hello from WhiteStar34
« on: Jun 24, 2009, 04:32 PM »
I am from Savannah, Georgia, USA. I have been fascinated with the great ocean liners (particularly the British liners and the SS United States) ever since watching James Cameron's 1997 film, Titanic.
I never got the opportunity to sail aboard QE2, but I always got a chance to see the great liner while visiting New York City every summer. Just being in the presence of a legend at her mid-town New York pier, and watching her sailing up and down the Hudson was always a highlight during my annual summer vacations to New York.
I have read extensively about the QE2, and realize that there is nothing else like her in the world today. She is one of the greatest ocean liners ever built, and I hope that there are better years ahead for her. Here in America, we should be ashamed for allowing our own SS United States to go to waste. The SSUS and QE2 are the last of the great 20th Century trans-Atlantic superliners, and both should be preserved. But the QE2 is still in top-notch condition, and there is a chance for her to be showcased (appropriately) for future generations.
While never having sailed aboard QE2, it is my ambition to make a crossing aboard her "sister" QM2 at some point in my life so that I can get a touch of what life aboard QE2 might have been like.

Regards,
Wes

Offline Kathy M.

Re: Hello from WhiteStar34
« Reply #1 on: Jun 24, 2009, 04:43 PM »
Welcome!  I'm sure you will enjoy reading all the stories and experiences from the people on this board - it has been great!  And I'm jealous - you live in one of my favorite places - my husband and I are hoping to retire to the Savannah area when the time comes!

Kathy

WhiteStar34

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Re: Hello from WhiteStar34
« Reply #2 on: Jun 24, 2009, 04:59 PM »
Thank you, Kathy M! You know, living in Savannah my whole life is another reason for my fascination with the ships and the sea. We have a lot of large cargo vessels that go up and down the Savannah River, and the history of the city is interconnected with its port.

-Wes

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Re: Hello from WhiteStar34
« Reply #3 on: Jun 24, 2009, 05:20 PM »
Welcome onboard and i hope you have a good time.

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Re: Hello from WhiteStar34
« Reply #4 on: Jun 24, 2009, 07:56 PM »


Hello Whitestar34

Welcome aboard!
Hopefully you'll find lots of interesting things about the great QE2 here - Enjoy!
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Andy F

Re: Hello from WhiteStar34
« Reply #5 on: Jul 22, 2009, 10:03 PM »
Welcome Wes and great to have you join us.
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