History sails out of the Bay

February 9, 2008 at 11:37 am | Posted in tech | 1 Comment
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20087_uss_ind.jpgThe Chron put together a solid piece on the departure of the cruise ship Oceanic.  The ship, originally christened the Independence, sailed with empty rooms and decks void of celebrating passengers.  It’s destination is somewhat mysterious although likely the ship scrap yards of India.

The article chronicles the career of the last US made, US flagged cruise ship to sail.  One of the comments sums it up well, “Sad day. Anyone who has ever travelled between destinations at a leisurely pace in the open air knows that the old timer in many ways had it better. Compared to the modern day cattle car comfort, strip-search security, and sickness- and DVT-inducing pleasures of jet travel will know this to be true. When roads are clogged and a highspeed rail line still hasn’t been built, you will wish you could go to bed on a liner in SF Bay and wake up in Seattle or LA.”

Read “Last U.S. ocean liner heads into the unknown”

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