Tuesday, April 15, 2003

ss united states on the high seas

The SS United States has been an very visible eyesore and a bit of heartbreak to all those traveling on Route 95 from Delaware to Philadelphia since 1996, when it was first left to die on the Philadelphia waterfront. I'm glad to be able to say that it has been rescued from bankruptcy, mothballs, and rust. It's no longer going to be an unused ship on an unused wharf. One of the largest, and one of the fastest ocean liners ever built, the ship is returning to the high seas.

The SS United States has been purchased (NY Times, reg. req'd) by Norwegian Cruise Line.

It will join the SS Independence as part of the first US Fleet of ocean liners in fifty years.

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