In my last post on the Aquarama/Marine Star, I had lifted two still photos of the ship being scrapped from a YouTube video. Peter Hartung, creator of the video, was kind enough to send me the hi-res versions. All photos are courtesy of Mr. Selim San, Izmir (Turkey). Click on the thumbnail to see the… Continue reading Aquarama scrapping in hi-res
The author of the YouTube video I posted in my last Aquarama post directed me towards another of his videos. The end of this video shows two shots of the Aquarama/Marine Star being scrapped in Aliaga, Turkey. It truly is no more. This pretty much closes the book on the Aquarama. Since we now have… Continue reading Aquarama rubble
According to the St. Catharines Standard, the Aquarama/Marine Star was scrapped, starting on September 16 last year. The former passenger and auto ferry Aquarama was sold for scrap and towed to Aliaga, Turkey, last summer. The ship had been idle since 1962. ... The deep-sea tug Aetos Z. took the vessel across the Atlantic and… Continue reading Aquarama – scrapped
Sharon Linstedt, reporter for the Buffalo News, has a story today on the unknown fate of the Aquarama. The Marine Star, the rusting passenger ferry that spent more than a decade sitting on the Buffalo waterfront, is on its way to Turkey. But it is still not known whether the once-proud ship is headed to… Continue reading Rebirth or oblivion?
Commenter "Wayne" reports, and corroborated by boatnerd.com, that the Aquarama has been sold and is headed to Greece to fulfill it's prior destiny to be converted into a floating casino. That would be a bit ironic, seeing as that's what it's owners wanted for it all along, but governmental red tape prevented it from ever… Continue reading Aquarama headed to Greece?