February 26, 2013 – NBC News Travel

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.