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(Jim Pollin announces his $120,000 donation to preserve a single propeller from the SS United States.  Photo by John Ostapkovich)

Despite Generous Donation, Little of SS United States May Be Saved

It’s a silver cloud with a dark lining for the SS United States, the iconic cruise ship that has been languishing on the Philadelphia waterfront for the last eighteen years.


Building plaques for the SS United States, designed by Cox & Gibbs. (Credit: Tom Rickert)

SS United States At The Seaport Museum

One of the largest ships making her home on the Delaware River may just have the most stories to tell as well.


Commodore John W. Anderson's Flag from the SS United States' maiden voyage. (Credit: Tom Rickert)

Hear Philly: Discover America’s Flagship At The Seaport Museum

This ship has a lot of stories to tell. Her name is the SS United States, and she spent the better part of two decades as America’s Flagship, breaking speed records across the Atlantic Ocean, and serving as the luxurious temporary home to many famous travelers.


(The SS United States, currently berthed on the Delaware River in South Philadelphia.  File photo)

Conservators Hope Crowdsourcing Can Save Philadelphia’s S.S. United States

The SS United States could be headed for the scrap heap in a matter of weeks if the money to keep her afloat isn’t raised.


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Historic SS United States Short On Funds, Time

The SS United States is sending out what may be its final distress call.


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Fundraisers See National Interest As Way To Keep SS United States Afloat

Organizers of the effort to breathe new life into the SS United States say they’ve now raised more than $6 million and they’re hoping for a spike in national interest for saving the ship.



Group: Put Philly Casino On Historic Cruise Liner

A nonprofit conservation group is floating the idea of making a moth-balled ocean liner on the Delaware River part of a long-stalled casino project on the south Philadelphia waterfront.


Lenfest Puts Up $5.8 Million to Save SS United States

by KYW’s John McDevitt A Philadelphia philanthropist is making a multimillion-dollar effort to save a South Philadelphia landmark  from the scrap heap.