This morning, Dan McSweeney, the executive director of the SS United States Conservancy, released an important update on the status of the ship. He explained that the SS United States will not likely remain in Philadelphia, but be moved to New York York City. The SS United States‘ home port was New York City during its service career, and it would make sense that she “retire” there. McSweeney indicated that the vessel will be used as a stationary multi-purpose attraction.
While this is great news, McSweeney and the Conservancy acknowledge that there is still much work to be done. The restoration of the vessel will come with a hefty price-tag, but McSweeney indicates there are several potential investors interested in the project. This is welcome news for all those interested in the SS United States and those interested in preserving maritime history.
Read the full release here.