The Check-In: Preserving a landmark in Long Beach, meet the Queen Mary's commodore, and more

The Queen Mary is a reminder of the golden era of ocean travel

The Queen Mary docked in the Long Beach harbor
The Queen Mary
(Image credit: AaronP / Bauer-Griffin / GC Images)

Preserving a historic ocean liner — especially one that was built in the 1930s and went on 1,001 transatlantic crossings before being transformed into a floating hotel — isn't a simple task, but officials from the city of Long Beach, California, say they are up to the challenge.

The Queen Mary in New York City with the skyline behind it

The Queen Mary arrives in New York City on its maiden voyage
(Image credit: Imagno / Getty Images)

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