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Ever wonder what happened to the spectacular floating McDonald's restaurant at Expo '86, that became jocularly referred to as "McBarge" ?

Here's is what it looked like in its glory days at the Expo

http://bobbea.com/expo-86/mcbarge.html

Here it is today, abandoned and anchored out in the middle of nowhere in the vicinity of some oil refineries

http://www.satellite-sightseer.com/id/5688

And here is a visit inside, to see what is left.....

http://www.wraiths.ca/mcbarge.htm

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McDonald's was all over Expo '86.

For example, you could dine here:

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or here

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or here

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or at the previously mentioned floating McBarge

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And, if by chance any of your McTrash ended up in the water, you could count on the McDonald's Tidy Tug to clean it up for you!

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Here’s a placemat from McDonald’s at Expo. (Sorry about the 2 scans but my large format scanner is on back order.)

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MolassesOnassis, if you post a scan of the joining piece, I could stitch it all together.

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Thanks. Will this work?

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Ever wonder what happened to the spectacular floating McDonald's restaurant at Expo '86, that became jocularly referred to as "McBarge" ?

Here's is what it looked like in its glory days at the Expo

http://bobbea.com/expo-86/mcbarge.html

Here it is today, abandoned and anchored out in the middle of nowhere in the vicinity of some oil refineries

http://www.satellite-sightseer.com/id/5688

And here is a visit inside, to see what is left.....

http://www.wraiths.ca/mcbarge.htm

Randy,

There is a better site for viewing landmarks from the air than Google Earth (In my opinion).

Try this link to the McBarge.

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&...1&encType=1

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That Expo 86 website is quite good and has links to other exposition web sites. Evidently, the Plaza of Nations is now under demolition. There are photographs on the website.

The history section is very interesting especially about the powerful influence the 1962 Seattle World's Fair had on the Vancouver planners.

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Looks like I never did the stitching I promised - here it is

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Hey thanks Wayne! Awesome job! :D

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My Pleasure! Just sorry it was so late. I, umm, dropped the thread.

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