Into the Funnel

Into the Funnel

Macaulay atop funnelHere is a glimpse inside one of the SS United States‘ funnels. This looks not unlike some long lost mysterious tomb. But in fact it’s just a big empty shape used to cover a purely functional sheet metal chimney. You’d never know it from the dark and dust and hints of aluminum framework, but from the outside, this funnel and its partner once conveyed the very essence of unprecedented speed.