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03/31/12

I was a university student from Victoria who had a summer job as a waiter on the Princess Marguerite which sailed between Seattle and Victoria every day. In 1961 we watched in awe from Puget Sound as the Space Needle went up. During the fair the Princess Marguerite arrived in Seattle each evening and then became a floating hotel overnight. Being in Seattle every night was great. But the hardest part of the job was trying to wake up all the overnight guests VERY EARLY in the morning. It was around 6:00 as they had to get off the ship by 7:00 so it could load all the day passengers for Victoria and leave at 8:oo . The fair itself was wonderful to an excited 19 year old. Besides the space needle and science pavilion, I still remember seeing color television for the first time at the KOMO studio. The fair whetted my appetite for many future visits to your great city. Thanks to the citizens of Seattle!

Does anyone recall staying on the Princess Marguerite?

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