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Save the United States

Pia de Jong | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel
Pia de Jong

I drive into the port of Philadelphia and before me, towering above the other ships in docks lined with freighters, is the elegant prow of the SS United States. This is the unlikely home of what was once the most magnificient steamship in the world and the ultimate symbol of traveling in grand style.

America's Flag Ship May Be Sold For Scrap

Fred Lundgren | Posted 11.16.2015 | Travel
Fred Lundgren

The SS United States, America's greatest Ocean liner, is facing the scrap heap unless a boat load of money can be raised to save it.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

Is the "United States" About to Get Scrapped?

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Abigail Pesta

I'm referring, of course, to the "S.S. United States" -- the fastest oceanliner ever built. Last week, news broke that the foreign owner of the histor...