Donations sought to save the SS United States

Supporters of the SS United States, including key

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Supporters of the SS United States, including key players on Long Island, are working to raise funds to secure the future of the 1950s ocean liner, which was known for setting trans-Atlantic speed records while carrying celebrity passengers. The ship, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been laid up at a Philadelphia dock since 1996 and has required costly short-term maintenance. The current owners, the nonprofit SS United States Conservancy, hope to restore the vessel and turn it into a museum, with New York as one possible location, before dwindling funds force them to sell the ship for scrap. Videojournalist: Chris Ware (Jan. 17, 2014)

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