September 29 – Daily Press

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

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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