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Old 05-12-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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Default M.Q. Artifacts

When the D.Q. tied off next to the M.Q. fall of '08, I walked the M.Q.
There was almost nothing left on the boat which had vessel name, or logos.
Due to there condition, I did not get into the Fire room or Engine room.
Many of the crew and passenger rooms had the doors removed and those left had no room number tags.
All rooms had been stripped of all plumbing, fixtures, carpet, etc.
I think someones had already spend a good deal of time stripping the boat of anything of historic, or monetairy value.
I looked over the tiller sticks but there was nothing to note them from any other used on a boat.
After spending about an hour aboard her, breathing became difficult. I had a nasty cough and felt lousy the several days afterword.
Of course knowing I was, maybe, tying off the D.Q. for her final time may have added to the way I felt.
Hopefully whomever "aquired" many of the items of note from the boat, will allow them to end up in a situation which honors the M.Q. and those that worked aboard her.
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