Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Over the weekend, Cunard’s Queen Mary II was in port. It’s the largest ship ever to enter the San Francisco Bay. It’s hard to imagine that there will ever be a larger ship that makes the trip, because the QM2 steamed under the Bay Bridge with only about 40 feet to spare. If the tide had been high, it would have been more like 25 feet.
I went to the Marina Green with my parents to see it come in, and this turned out to be a pretty good viewing point. The ship made its entrance dramatically, about an hour late, flanked by helicopters, small planes, a tugboat, a pilot, and a fireboat spewing fountains of seawater all over. It was certainly an impressive sight.