San Pedro, California: SS Poseidon Model

Among this nautical collection, the 22-ft. long movie prop model of the doomed luxury liner SS Poseidon. Park contains memorials to real world calamity and bravery.

Los Angeles Maritime Museum

Address:
600 Sampson Way, San Pedro, CA
Directions:
Los Angeles Maritime Museum, at 6th Street in John S. Gibson Park
Hours:
Tu-Su 10-5. Closed M and holidays. (Call to verify)
Phone:
310-548-7618
Admission:
Donation Adults suggested $3
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SS Poseidon Model

Actual model used in the original 1972 movie The Poseidon Adventure. It's 22 feet long and weighs three tons, and is now housed in the Maritime Museum in San Pedro Harbor.

The model is a scale replica of the Queen Mary, which is docked in nearby Long Beach. What's interesting is that the author of the original Poseidon adventure book, Paul Gallico was on the Queen Mary in his youth when it was hit by a rogue wave during the crossing and nearly went over on its side. That incident is what inspired the novel, so the fact that the Poseidon was modeled after the Queen Mary is an interesting coincidence.

[Gene Murrell, 07/01/2014]

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