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

From:         bareynol@cca.rockwell.com (Brian A. Reynolds)
Organization: Rockwell Avionics - Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA
Date:         11 Apr 96 09:58:38 
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The Spruce Goose (i.e. Howard Hughes incredible flying boat) was moved from
the Hughes hanger to a special facility along side the Quenn Mary in the '80s.
The builing was large enough to hold the entire aircraft.  Fire laws and
the nature of the aircraft material (wood) precluded extensive viewing of the
aircraft and the attraction soon lost its ability to drar paying customers.

The attraction was closed, and the aircraft sold to Evergreen International
(McMinville OR).  It has been disessembled (cut-up?) and moved there with
tentative plans to place it (or parts of it?) into a museum.

The building remains in Long Beach CA currently unoccupied.

Brian