18th August 2004, 03:19
Seen at Buffalo, NY on the 4th May 2002, the MARINE STAR (45/10780) was built as a C4 cargo vessel for the US Maritime Commission. Converted to carry passengers in 1952, she saw service on Lake Erie until laid up in 1977 as the AQUARAMA. She was sold to “SS Aquarama Preservation” during 1987 (?) and reverted back to MARINE STAR some time since.
23rd December 2007, 08:14
Here is another photo of her in the winter at the same berth.
16th April 2008, 10:11
There is quite a lot about her here (http://continuouswave.com/boats/aquarama/) and I wonder what the present situation is?
16th April 2008, 14:02
Tonga, unfortunately, she was scrapped last year at Aliaga, Turkey:
16th April 2008, 15:38
Thanks Bruce; I cannot say I am that surpised.