Monday, April 20, 2009

Vandenberg - The Sinking of a Movie Star in Key West

The USS Vandenberg should arrive in Key West by Wednesday - if forecasts are correct.

Here is the latest update from the organizers and the National Weather Service:

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This will no doubt be a spectacular site docked on the Outer Mole - 520 ft long and 71.5 feet wide - rusting and looking ready for the sea floor.

Interesting fact: The 1999 movie Virus, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, was filmed aboard the Vandenberg.

If you want to see the Vandenberg in the movie but don't really want to sit through the whole movie, see USS Vandenberg sinking - Key West. It contains a video of every Vandenberg appearance in Virus - both above and below deck. You can almost follow the plot.

Seeing actors running around the gigantic ship gives a sense of the incredible scale of this vessel.

When this ship is sunk, it will be a sight to see.

I'm guessing you'll be able to walk across the water with all the boats and spectators.

I know I won't miss it.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sure the usual bunch squawked, but it'll prove to be a damn fine idea.