Thursday, July 31, 2014
SOS SS United States
It's now or never to try to save the fabulous SS United States from the breaker's yard. The downside is the cost of a refit for commercial use, but the upside is that other sources indicate that the liner has already had dangerous asbestos removed. If all goes as planned, the liner may end up as an attraction in Brooklyn, New York. Otherwise, sadly it will likely be scrapped given berthing fees of $60,000 per month. For more, see the SS United States Conservancy website.