Courtesy of Heather Walsh/Newsday.

Courtesy of Heather Walsh/Newsday.

This excellent profile of Robert Sturm, former SS United States engineer and author of the book SS United States: The View From Down Below, explores his decades-long fascination with the Big U.

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Courtesy of the Grand Liner Lounge, http://grandlinerlounge.com/

Courtesy of the Grand Liner Lounge (grandlinerlounge.com).

Created by veteran cruise writer, ship photographer, and Conservancy Advisory Council member Peter Knego, this fantastic virtual tour takes visitors inside four of the most iconic trans-Atlantic vessels, including (of course!) the SS United States. Knego includes both historical and current photos of “some of the most spectacular machines ever made for transportation.”

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Courtesy of Julia Hatmaker.

Courtesy of Julia Hatmaker.

Reporters from NJ.com, Curbed Philadelphia, Penn Live, and CBS 3 Fox Chasing News came aboard the SS United States to cover Santa’s inspection of the region’s largest chimney — the ship’s six-story-tall forward smokestack.

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Photo courtesy of Brian M. Lumley

Photo courtesy of Brian M. Lumley.

“Every so often something so rock and roll comes past our desk that we just can’t pass it up,” writes journalist and photographer Brian Lumley. Lumley, who primarily covers the music scene in Cleveland, Ohio, recently got the opportunity to tour the SS United States.

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Heinz Bayer sees the SS United States for the first time since it brought him to the United States from Germany in the 1960s. Courtesy of Julia Hatmaker.

Heinz Bayer sees the SS United States for the first time since it brought him to the United States from Germany in the 1960s. Courtesy of Julia Hatmaker.

A news team from PennLive was on hand at our crew reunion in September to interview attendees about what the SS United States means to them. You can now watch stories from five individuals — Heinz Bayer, who emigrated from Germany aboard the SS United States; Joe Rota, a long-time crew hand; Harold Goldfarb, who once served as the ship’s surgeon; and Susan Gibbs, granddaughter of the ship’s designer, William Francis Gibbs, and the Conservancy’s executive director.

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 Courtesy of Julia Hatmaker.

Courtesy of Julia Hatmaker.

This excellent article by Julia Hatmaker delves into the rich history of the SS United States — including William Francis Gibbs’ legendarily obsessive fireproofing — and projects what the future could hold for “the jewel of the American maritime experience.”

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Photo courtesy of Lori Ridington.

In an article for the Asbury Park Press, the docents of the New Jersey Maritime Museum examine the crucial role ocean liners played as troop transports during wartime, and analyze the specifics of what would have been required to convert the SS United States to a troop ship.

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Courtesy of Ken Landfield/Alaska Dispatch News.

“It’s remarkable how much information is on that sheet of paper, mostly typed with some handwritten notations,” muses Ken Landfield in an opinion piece for Alaska Dispatch News. The piece of paper in question is the ship’s manifest from the voyage that brought Landfield’s parents (and many other passengers) across the Atlantic to the United States.

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SS United States Sun Deck. Courtesy of Anders Johannessen.

SS United States Sun Deck. Courtesy of Anders Johannessen.

“After nearly 47 years in lay-up, SS United States is at a crossroads once again,” writes maritime photographer Anders Johannessen. Johannessen recently visited the ship, and came away with over 100 photographs, which he has generously made available to the public on his site “Cruise/Liner.” He accompanies the photos with his thoughts about the past and present of the SS United States.

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From the SS United States Conservancy Archives.

Senior Editor Tom Steighorst explores the unique redevelopment opportunity the SS United States offers.

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Photo of the First Class Ballroom courtesy of Robert G. Lenzer.

If you’d like a glimpse into the SS United States in her heyday, look no further than these photos of her midcentury modern interiors.

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The August 5th joint announcement released by the Conservancy and Crystal Cruises has been covered widely by media sources in the United States and beyond ranging from major print outlets to travel and maritime industry blogs: The New York Times, NY 1, Daily PressThe News TribunePortland Press HeraldNewsday, Travel Weekly, Zimbabwe Star, CBS Philly, Philadelphia Business Journal, Curbed PhiladelphiaTravel Pulse, Maritime Matters, philly.com, and Cruise Industry News.

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United-States-Alexanderson-FeaturedIf the SS United States gets a new captain after all these years, “he or she will have some pretty big shoes to fill,” writes John Edwards. The last captain of the United States was Leroy John Alexanderson, a United States Lines captain and commodore who was master of the ship for the last five years of her service career.

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Photo courtesy of Byron Huart.

Although Byron Huart, maritime historian and photographer, travels the world documenting ships, the SS United States will always hold a special place in his heart. “Whenever I’m in Philly, I always go down to photograph her at sunrise or sunset,” Huart told Philadelphia Tribune staff writer Bobbi Booker. “I consider the SS United States a ship that has cheated death many times.”

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The SS United States in her current berth in Philadelphia. Photo by Shana Gray.

Hugh Lessig of the Daily Press covers the Conservancy’s recent acquisition of over 600 artifacts, and how that will further the Conservancy’s education and preservation goals. Lessig notes that in tandem with the ongoing option agreement with Crystal, the Conservancy is focused on developing a land-based exhibitions to tell the story of the SS United States in more detail.

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The SS United States docked in Philadelphia. Photo by Stephen Mallon.

The SS United States docked in Philadelphia. Photo by Stephen Mallon.

National Geographic perfectly captures the SS United States‘ magnificence and historical significance in a beautifully-illustrated story written by Robert Kunzig and photographed by Stephen Mallon.

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Crystal Cruises President and CEO Edie Rodriguez (left) and Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs (right) with Fox and Friends co-hosts

Crystal Cruises President and CEO Edie Rodriguez (left) and Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs (right) on the set of Fox and Friends

Fox and Friends interviewed Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs and Crystal Cruises President and CEO Edie Rodriguez. They discussed what the latest option-agreement has in store for America’s Flagship, and how the Conservancy’s mission to preserve her artifacts is more important than ever.

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The Conservancy’s announcement that it has entered into an option agreement with Crystal Cruises to bring the SS United States back into service in tandem with the Conservancy’s ongoing curatorial and historic preservation programs received worldwide media attention.

National television coverage included Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs and Crystal Cruises President and CEO Edie Rodriguez appearing on Fox and Friends as well as a story on CBS This Morning.

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The Conservancy’s announcement that it has entered into an option agreement with Crystal Cruises to bring the SS United States back into service in tandem with its ongoing curatorial and historic preservation programs received worldwide media attention.

The news about the SS United States’ momentous milestone went global, with stories in many international outlets. You can read the articles here: The Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Toronto Sun, La Repubblica (Italy), and La Nacion (Argentina).

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The Conservancy’s February 4 announcement that it has entered into an option agreement with Crystal Cruises to bring the SS United States back into service received extensive news coverage throughout many media outlets.

While the breaking news was covered by hundreds of television and print outlets all over the world, many travel and maritime websites and blogs also joined in and covered the news. You can read the articles and blogs here: Travel Weekly, Conde Nast Traveler, Maritime Matters, Maritime Professional, Travel Daily News, Rudy Maxa’s World with The Careys (February 6 podcast, first hour, 24:50), Travels with Anthony, Crystal Cruises, and Mark B. Perry’s Hollywood Raconteur.

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PLANS ANNOUNCED TO RESTORE AMERICA’S FLAGSHIP

Crystal signs exclusive purchase option agreement to begin work on returning the historic vessel to service as the fastest cruise vessel in the world
 

NEW YORK, February 4, 2016 – Already in the midst of the most significant expansion in the company’s celebrated history, Crystal Cruises’ next step in expanding its award-winning fleet is truly an historic endeavor. Together with the SS United States Conservancy, Crystal today announced it will save “America’s flagship,” the SS United States, and embark on the enormous undertaking of bringing the ship into compliance with the latest standards, and returning her to oceangoing service. During the announcement, made at a press conference at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City, Crystal also committed to covering all costs associated with preserving the ship while undertaking a technical feasibility study, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.

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The following statement was released by the Conservancy today:

“The Conservancy is planning to make on announcement on February 4 about the future of the SS United States. Unfortunately, we can’t provide additional information at this time, but more information will be released in the coming days. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support and enthusiasm as momentum continues to build on behalf of America’s Flagship.”

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December 2015 – Soundings Magazine’s Mary South covers the SS United States

 

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Historic cruise ship gets $600,000 lifeline as preservationists save it from scrapyard November 25, 2015 – Fox News

 

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Time running on piece of American history October 26, 2015 – NBC News

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Time running on piece of American history October 23. 2015 – Fox News

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured on Fox News. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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Legendary ocean liner faces scrapheap without new funds October 20. 2015 – Yahoo News (AFPTV)

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured in Yahoo News (AFPTV). The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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Iconic ship in danger of being scrapped, could seek N.Y. move October 20. 2015 – New York Daily News

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured in New York Daily News. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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Luxusliner “SS United States”: Das Ende des Kennedy-Dampfers October 19. 2015 – Spiegel Online

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured in German Language Spiegel Online. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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El transatlántico “United States” se niega a morir October 16. 2015 – Periodico Digital

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured Spanish Language Periodico Digital. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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Scrapyard beckons SS United States but surely the great ocean liner is worth saving October 16. 2015 – iTV

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured on iTV. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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Le paquebot de légende qui ne veut pas mourir October 16. 2015 – Le Matin

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured on French language newspaper Le Matin. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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Campaign to Save the SSUS Racing the Clock to Avoid the Scrapyard October 15. 2015 – Time Warner Cable NY1

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured on Time Warner Cable NY1. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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SS United States May Be Sold for Scrap October 15. 2015 – History

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured on History. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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Supporters of Historic SS United States Send SOS October 15. 2015 – The Associated Press

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured in The Associated Press. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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Don’t Sink the SS United States October 13. 2015 – Observer

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured in Observer. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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Destined for the scrapyard: Once the world’s most majestic ocean liner, the SS United States is just weeks away from being recycled October 11. 2015 – Daily Mail

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured on Daily Mail. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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Famed SS United States possibly doomed to the scrapyard October 10. 2015 – CBS News

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured on CBS News. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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Friends of the S.S. United States Send Out a Last S.O.S. October 7.2015 – The New York Times

The SS United States Conservancy was recently featured in The New York Times. The Conservancy’s fundraising efforts were profiled as well as the Conservancy’s progress and urgent challenges as an end-of-month deadline looms.

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The story behind that massive ship across from IKEA: Once the fastest in the world, one day you might party there September 23, 2015 – BILLYPENN.COM

 

The SS United States was recently featured on BILLYPENN.COM as part of their ongoing “Secret Philly” series. In addition to a general history of the Big U, the SS United States Conservancy is highlighted for its ongoing work to save the ship.

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Now Celebrated in Song, SS United States Still Needs Help August 18, 2015 – Daily Press

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National Treasure: SS United States, June 14, 2015 – Parade Magazine

Parade Magazine ran an article on the SS United States June 16, 2015. The article is part of an ongoing series by Parade that highlights the country’s most important “National Treasures.”

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Dutchman wants to save SS United States from demolition, April 23, 2015 – RTL Nieuws

The SS United States was featured on Dutch national television (RTL Nieuws.)  The story highlighted Conservancy Advisory Council member Casper van Hooren’s work on the successful conversion of the SS Rotterdam, an encouraging model for the SS United States.  Conservancy executive director Susan Gibbs and Conservancy supporter Charles Howland’s incredible collection of artifacts from the SS United States were also featured.

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For Engineer, Penn State Was Another Big Ship by Amy Caputo, February 12, 2015 – www.news.psu.edu

The man’s name is Nick Landiak. He has quite an impressive background, and he’s eager to share it. Landiak accrued two careers, similar in nature but vastly different in execution; he once was a senior engineering officer for the world’s fastest ocean liner before coming to Penn State and helping to rebuild the University’s internal utility systems in the 1970s and ’80s before retiring in 1986.”

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SS United States Conservancy Has “High Hopes” To Save Famous Liner;
Reaches Major Funding Milestone
by Josh Koshuta, October 9, 2014 – www.travelpage.com

The Conservancy announced that it had raised $122,167 from donors in 44 states in 17 countries in amounts spanning one dollar to ten thousand. In response, Jim Pollin upped the ante: “Our nation’s flagship isn’t just an historic vessel,” Pollin said. “It also represents the people of a great and determined nation that once again have demonstrated they can rise to any challenge. In response to the generosity of so many supporters of the SS United States, I am proud to match their recent contributions with an additional donation of $120,000 to save this enduring symbol of our country.”

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America’s Lost Liners by Jonathan Boonzaier, September 2014, Trade Winds Magazine.

“Over the next two to three months we will either pull this off or we will have to face the unthinkable,” Gibbs adds. That would probably involve scrapping America’s most famous passenger ship — an ironic situation in a country that has managed to preserve almost every major battleship it ever built.

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Supporters rush to save Newport News-built liner, SS United States by Hugh Lessig, September 29, 2014 – www.dailypress.com

The SS United States Conservancy, the nonprofit group that owns the ship, recently announced an 11th-hour bid to raise money so the ship can become a pier-side retail and educational complex in New York, where there are potential sites, according to news reports. Its fate could be decided in a matter of hours. The conservancy said last week in a news release that it would decide the ship’s future by the end of the month, which is Tuesday.

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Dock Star by Phoebe Magee – Columbia Magazine

Illustration by Amber Magee

Illustration by Amber Magee

You could call it patriotism, or respect for design, but people talk about the SS United States with something that sounds like love.

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America’s flagship: Admirers of SS United States send an S.O.S. by Aaron Ernst and Joie Chen, August 12, 2013 – Al Jazeera America

As the clock ticks down, one potential investor recently submitted a formal proposal to New York’s Economic Development Corporation to bring her back home.

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Propelled by a dream, by Michael E. Ruane, July 31, 2014 – Washington Post

The SS United States Conservancy's mission makes the front page of today's Washington Post.

The SS United States Conservancy’s mission makes the front page of today’s Washington Post.

“This ship has to be saved,” she says. “It’s beyond me and my family. There’s a potency and a power that lives on. We can’t let it go.” – Susan Gibbs, Executive Director

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SS United States Could Move to Brooklyn in Months, by Dan McQuade, July 16, 2014 – philadephiamag.com

A report in the New York Times on the ship notes the Conservancy, which owns the ship, is in deep discussions about the future of the 990-foot-long ocean liner. The ship has 500,000 square feet of service…the Conservancy believes it would take $170 million to $300 million to convert it into spaces for businesses and retail uses. And, well, it’s not going to stay in Philadelphia. The Conservancy looked at many sites, but New York seems to be the most sensible one. A person “optimistic” about the chances of a deal say the move to Brooklyn could be OKed “within four to six months.”

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Keeping a Historic Ship Afloat, by Jon Hurdle, July 15, 2014 – nytimes.com

Saying the ship could be only months away from being broken up, the conservancy is in talks with three developers about its potential to become a hotel, museum, shopping and restaurant mall, entertainment complex, conference center, educational facility, or some combination of all options for reuse.

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Saving the SS United States, interview by Marty Moss-Coane (audio podcast), July 2, 2014 – WHYY Radio Times

We talk to Gibbs’ granddaughter, SUSAN GIBBS, Executive Director of the SS United States Conservancy and STEVEN UJIFUSA, historian and author of A Man and His Ship: America’s Greatest Naval Architect and His Quest to Build the SS United States.

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Outside the Box: Beyond the Sea with the SS United States, July 1, 2014, by Tom Huntington – National Trust for Historic Preservation

“Look at her!” says Susan Caccavale as we approach the SS United States at Philadelphia’s Pier 82 on the Delaware River. “She’s so majestic!” Even in its current state — rusting, paint peeling, colors faded — the once elegant ocean liner still has that certain something.

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Jim Pollin Throws A Lifeline to SS United States by Martin Cox, Maritime Matters, June 17, 2014

 With the SS United States‘ historic five-bladed propellers just days away from being scrapped, cruise industry executive Jim Pollin has donated$120,000 to the SS United States Conservancy to save the propeller and support a national campaign to re-purpose America’s Flagship. The donation, as well as a pledge to match an additional $100,000 in other contributions for the ship’s upkeep, was announced this morning in front of the once Top Secret 60,000-pound propeller on board the SS United States.

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CBS Philly, June 17, 2014

Cruise industry executive Jim Pollin has donated $120,000 to preserve the last of the ship’s enormous, five-blade propellers, the design of which was top-secret during the Cold War.

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Jim Pollin throws lifeline to the crumbling ‘50s ocean liner SS United States by Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, June 16, 2014

Tuesday morning, Pollin, son of the late Washington philanthropist and sports team owner Abe Pollin, announced a $120,000 gift to the District nonprofit group that owns the ship and boost to the campaign to save the liner from the scrap yard.

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SS United States sends out an SOS by Hugh Lessig, dailypress.com, January 5, 2014

As the SS United States Conservancy looks ahead to the future, we are constantly reminded about how many lives the “Big Ship” touched. Our work to preserve and re-develop the ship into a mixed use facility and museum will not only create business and jobs, but also “keep alive a legacy that still means something to” many people around the world.

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Will the SS United States Find a New Life in 2014? by David Gambacorta, Philly.com, January 5, 2014

With a new year underway, the SS United States Conservancy is looking forward to a productive – and hopefully successful – 2014. From museum exhibits to increased media coverage and celebrity support, the Conservancy has a lot planned for the upcoming year.

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Image of the SS United States’ bow, courtesy of Matt Rourke/AP

The Associated Press released a major story that was picked up by media outlets worldwide regarding our efforts to prepare the SS United States for redevelopment. From locations spanning California, Indiana and Washington, DC, to Nova Scotia, Australia, and the UK, people are reading about America’s Flagship’s plight and potential and sharing their stories and support. If you missed it, the full article and photos can be viewed HERE.

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SS United States Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs’ op-ed on the intersection of current U.S. politics and the enduring symbolism of America’s Flagship ran in several maritime outlets including Maritime Executive and Marine Log. To read the full piece, click here.

On Thursday, October 10, 2013 the SS United States was featured on Radio Once More’s “Live Show.” Host Andrew Fielding spoke with Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs about the ship and the Conservancy’s efforts to Save Our Ship, to ensure that “America’s Flagship” inspires and endures for generations to come. Visit Radio Once More’s Facebook page here.

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The SS United States Conservancy’s recent outreach events in Philadelphia–including massive illuminations atop the PECO Building and the Cira Centre and a rally in LOVE Park rally on June 18th–to save Philadelphia’s own ‘Lady in the Harbor’ and America’s Flagship, the SS United States, has garnered significant attention in the local media. Sources such as The Philadelphia Inquirer, local CBS and FOX television news affiliates, WHYY Newsworks, and iradiophilly have covered the event, highlighting the ship’s plight, the Conservancy’s SOS Campaign to raise $500,000 for the preservation of the ship, the crowd-funding platform employed at Save The United States, and the designer William Francis Gibbs’ connections to Philadelphia.

“It’s quite an extraordinary experience to go aboard the ship,” Conservancy executive director Susan Gibbs WHYY, Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate. “Even though it’s dark and there is a flashlight in hand, the ship still evokes the seagoing glamour of the 50’s and 60’s.”

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S-O-S: Save Our Ship!, by Nate Rawlings, TIME.com, May 20, 2013

The plight and potential of the SS United States was covered by TIME Magazine as part of our growing media coverage during our urgent “SOS” campaign.

“Given the right location and project, the conservancy hopes the United States could become a popular attraction, serving as a monument to the age when ocean liners connected the far ends of the world.”

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Hidden City Philadelphia, a blog dedicated to inspiring curiosity about the city and its “remarkable but lesser known places, and to give their time, resources and ideas to realize new futures for the places and communities where we work,” has featured a photo essay on the SS United States.

The photographer, Chandra Lampreich, first saw the ship during a family trip, and the image stayed with her ever since. As she mentions in her title, the United States is one-of-a-kind, and her heritage is irreplaceable.

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The Maritime Executive, a weekday magazine and blog, has featured the efforts of the SS United States Conservancy, with particular emphasis on the upcoming rally to be held in Herald Square this Friday, April 19th.

The rally, which will highlight the Conservancy’s development plans and SOS campaign, will be held from 6 AM until 9 AM, with remarks beginning at 7:30 AM.

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Susan Gibbs on CNN

CNN reporter Sarah Hoye recently covered the SS United States‘ plight and potential in a video package and article, featured on the front page of CNN.com. Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs and SS United States Redevelopment Project Managing Director Dan McSweeney were both interviewed. “This is an extraordinary American achievement,” said Gibbs. “An amazing expression of our post-war history, and it would be so tragic to see it destroyed.”

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A Continuous Lean, a blog dedicated to the “appreciation of style, quality and provenance” has featured the Conservancy’s efforts to preserve the SS United States.

Post author Kate Dulin remarked in particular to the attention to detail to “ensure that the SS United States would secure its place in history as the greatest passenger vessel of our time.”

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SS United States Redevelopment Project Managing Director Dan McSweeney discusses the SS United States with Fox News' Steve Doocy on "Fox and Friends", March 27, 2013

SS United States Redevelopment Project Managing Director Dan McSweeney discusses the SS United States with Fox News’ Steve Doocy on “Fox and Friends”, March 27, 2013

Fox News’ national morning show Fox and Friends today featured an interview with Dan McSweeney, Managing Director of the SS United States Redevelopment Project. In addition to featuring the Conservancy’s work, McSweeney discussed the Conservancy’s crowdfunding platform, SavetheUnitedStates.org, as well as the tremendous redevelopment potential of the ship.

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After the SS United States Conservancy’s announcement that the United States faces dismantling within the next two months unless sufficient funds are raised, the world’s news organizations once again began to buzz with stories about the fabled ship.

The Associated Press featured the ship’s plight on “The Big Story” page, in addition to offering a summary of the liner’s career and the Conservancy’s subsequent campaign for her preservation. The full story can be read here.

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The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published this fantastic story about the Conservancy’s SaveTheUnitedStates.org campaign, our new SS United States: Made in America online film, and some of the people who have special personal connections to this ship, including our executive director, Susan Gibbs, whose grandfather was the ship’s designer.
To learn more about the personal stories of some of the people who felt called to help save the SS United States and how you can help us, read the full Inquirer article here.

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Amid the recent buzz that Australian billionaire Clive Palmer plans to build a full-size operational replica of the RMS Titanic, NBC News Travel ran a great piece this week (click HERE to read it) comparing the Titanic“rebuild” with the challenges and potential of restoring other existing liners – particularly the SS United States.

As Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs first wrote in her USA Today column back in April (click HERE to read it), the “most famous ocean liner that never sank still bears the proud name United States.”  In this week’s NBC  Travel story, renowned maritime blogger Peter Knego agreed: “For people who appreciate classic skyscrapers and old movie theaters, scrapping the United States would be like demolishing the Empire State Building.”  Again, you can read the full article HERE.

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Of Men and Ships, by Ralph Gardner, Jr., Wall Street Journal, Dec. 17, 2012.

Immediately following our recent press in New York Magazine, the SS United States and the Conservancy were featured in the Wall Street Journal this week. The author of the piece, Ralph Gardner, Jr. writes:

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Reasons to Love New York (#48), by Christopher Bonanos, New York Magazine, Dec. 9, 2012.

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With Election Over, ‘Saving The United States’ Takes on New Meaning and Urgency with Online Campaign, Reuters, Nov. 8, 2012.

SS United States Gallery, by Peter Knego, USA Today Travel.

With the election over, “Saving the United States” takes on new meaning and urgency — and the announcement of our upgraded online fundraiserSaveTheUnitedStates.org was picked up by Reuters this month. Read the full release here.

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Ship Shape, by Cullen Thomas, NewsMax Magazine, Nov. 2012.

The November issue of Newsmax Magazine published a spectacular new article on the SS United States and her place in history and also profiled executive director Susan Gibbs. Said Gibbs about saving the SS United States“It was a calling; that this ship needed not just me, and this is an important point. The United States is a champion. I felt called to serve.”

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“Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: For the Great SS United States, the Clock is Ticking” by Jim Palmer, Milwaukee Magazine, October 24, 2012

SS United States Conservancy supporter Jim Palmer has written a very powerful article in Milwaukee Magazine.com that begins:  “It was a gloomy, steel gray day, the kind of November late afternoon you’d expect on the Philadelphia waterfront. I parked my car and walked slowly toward the high chain link fence, topped with a foreboding section of barbed wire. I stood there for a long time, gazing, pondering, reminiscing…”

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