Saturday, February 28, 2009

Is United States Headed For Scrap Heap?

No, not the country, although there are days when I do wonder. I'm talking about the SS United States, the super fast ocean liner that at the time of its 1952 christening was the envy of the seafaring world.

Sadly, the five-block long colossus has been moldering at a pier in South Philadelphia since 1996 and is now up for sale. The owner won't say who would be an acceptable buyer, but there are fears that it is headed for the scrap heap.

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