Re: Why was the Spruce Goose moved and where is it now ?

From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
Date:         31 Mar 96 17:24:10 
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In article <airliners.1996.458@ohare.Chicago.COM>, klaasjan@euronet.nl
(K._Eits) wrote:

> Any suggestions ?
> Thanks very much for your attentention !

The Spruce Goose is in pieces in storage in Oregon.  The museum that
bought it hopes to build a proper display facility and re-assemble the
airplane, but they are having trouble raising money, among other things.

The airplane was moved from its excellent facility in Long Beach when
Disney bought the land and the Queen Mary because they had no interest in
something that didn't do anything.  I remember reading in the news
articles at the time that Disney said they are only interested in
"interactive" things like rides, shows, theme parks, etc.  Their feeling
was that the Spruce Goose just sat there to be looked at, so they wanted
it gone.

C. Marin Faure
author, Flying A Floatplane