Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Good news about the S.S. United States

New York Times story:  "Donations Help the S.S. United States Fend Off the Scrapyard."

"(I)n recent weeks," the Times reports, "the ship’s existential crisis attracted donors from around the world who have contributed more than $600,000, buying time for the preservationist group, the S.S. United States Conservancy, to press ahead with a plan to redevelop the vessel.

"The donations — including an anonymous gift of $250,000 — will cover the cost of caring for the ship 'well into next year,' said Susan Gibbs, the conservancy’s executive director."