Preservationist: SS United States could be sold for scrap in 2 months

(PHILADELPHIA) — The nation's flagship ocean liner could be sent to scrap within two months, the International Business Times newspaper reported. Preservationists hoping to conserve SS United States say they need $500,000 in new donations to continue maintaining the vessel. They hope it can be part of a mixed-use museum-type attraction.

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By Professional Mariner Staff