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Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Big U Gets a Last Minute Reprieve

The famed S.S. United States got a last minute reprieve from certain death at the scrap yard when a consortium of preservationists scraped together enough money to buy her outright and cover her $60,000 per month berthing costs. See the full story here.

Here's a YouTube trailer for an upcoming documentary of the great ship. Very well done.

It's sad to see one of America's greatest technological achievements in such a desperate state. Sadder still to think her only value is as a hotel or condominium. This 60 year old vessel continues to hold the trans-Atlantic speed record.


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