Monday, July 30, 2012

Restoring pride in the SS United States

SS United States is a luxury passenger ship built in 1952 for the United States Lines and was designed, amoung other things, to capture the trans-Atlantic speed record - which she did.  SS United States is the largest ocean liner constructed entirely in the United States and is the fastest ocean liner to cross the Atlantic in either direction.  She proveded transatlantic passenger service until 1969, and is currently docked at Pier 82 on the Delaware River in Philadelphia.

In July, 2012, the SS United States Conservancy launched an online campaign called "Save the United States" that allows donors to sponsor square inches of a virtual ship for redevelopment, while allowing them to upload photos and story content about their experience with the ship. Donors to the virtual ship will be featured in an interactive "Wall of Honor" aboard the future SS United States museum.

Read the full article: Restoring pride in the SS United States - Washington Times

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