Idea Floating Around Might Sink Iconic Ocean Liner For Good

Perhaps the final mayday call is sounding in the effort to save “America’s Flagship”, a 1950’s era ocean liner precariously clinging to life, incongruously docked across the street from an Ikea in Philadelphia. After Crystal Cruises nixed an idea to put the ship back into passenger service last year, there is renewed hope that it will survive as a $300 million mixed-use development, possibly towed back to New York, her historic homeport.  Another idea being floated, is sinking her as a man-made reef. The S.S. United States was a luxury passenger liner built in 1952 and subsidized by the...

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