SS United States Supporters Push for NY Return

By George Backwell
Thursday, September 04, 2014
SS United States: Photo CCL

The 'SS United States' - America's Flagship - is making her final push to return home to New York with a DAY OF ACTION on Thursday, 4, September in Manhattan that will also feature an announcement by a developer interested in re-purposing the historic ship into a major waterfront destination, says the SS United States Conservancy organization.

The SS United States redevelopment will create more than 2000 jobs and generate significant revenue for the city.

Volunteers will be handing out literature about the ship as part of an effort to engage Mayor DeBlasio and Governor Cuomo in the process of saving the nation's flagship.  The Conservancy only has weeks to determine whether the vessel may need to be sold for scrap.

The  SS United States Conservancy will include: Susan Gibbs, Dan McSweeney; Keith Schwebel, KSNY; Roland Lewis, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, and New York Chapter, SS United States Conservancy

Proceedings begin on Sept. 4. at 7-30 a.m. when volunteers will distribute SS United States literature at City Hall gates, followed at 2.00 p.m. by a reception and media availability with developers and Conservancy officials.

About the Conservancy
A national nonprofit organization founded in 2004, the SS United States Conservancy leads the global effort to save and repurpose the SS United States.  The Conservancy raises public awareness and financial resources for the maintenance, restoration and ultimate reuse of this iconic vessel and works to ensure that the fastest ocean liner ever to cross the Atlantic remains an inspiration for generations to come.

For more information about the SS United States visit www.ssusc.org.
 

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