SS United States
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.
One of the largest ships making her home on the Delaware River may just have the most stories to tell as well.
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 could be headed for the scrap heap in a matter of weeks if the money to keep her afloat isn’t raised.
The SS United States is sending out what may be its final distress call.
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.
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.
by KYW’s John McDevitt A Philadelphia philanthropist is making a multimillion-dollar effort to save a South Philadelphia landmark from the scrap heap.