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Luxury travel company plans to restore SS United States

heraldtribune.com — The SS United States has just been tossed a life preserver.In its 1950s heyday, the historic ship - the world's fastest luxury liner - dashed across the Atlantic carrying royalty and immigrants alike to American shores.

SS United States, historic ocean liner of trans-Atlantic heyday, may sail again

postandcourier.com — The SS United States has just been tossed a life preserver. In its 1950s heyday, the historic ship - the world's fastest luxury liner - dashed across the Atlantic carrying royalty and immigrants alike to American shores.

S.S. United States, Historic Ocean Liner of Trans-Atlantic Heyday, May Sail Again

nytimes.com — The S.S. United States has just been tossed a life preserver. In its 1950s heyday, the historic ship - the world's fastest luxury liner - dashed across the Atlantic carrying royalty and immigrants alike to American shores.
Feb 04, 2016

Big SS United States news: Historic ship may sail the seas again. I report: nytimes.com/2016/02/04/bus…

Feb 04, 2016

RT @JessePesta: Big SS United States news: Historic ship may sail the seas again. I report: nytimes.com/2016/02/04/bus…

Feb 04, 2016

"Some things are iconic." Crystal CEO explains her plan for a new life for the SS United States on the seas again. nytimes.com/2016/02/04/bus…

Feb 04, 2016

"It would be a 'crime' if the ship were melted down." Surprise news today: The SS United States may sail again. nytimes.com/2016/02/04/bus…

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Donations Help the S.S. United States Fend Off the Scrapyard

nytimes.com — For now, at least, the next port of call for the S.S. United States - the fastest oceanliner ever built - will not be the scrapyard, thanks to an outpouring of donations from ship lovers around the world. Last month the preservationists who own the vessel faced a nightmare: Short of cash, they had been forced to seek bids from scrappers.
Nov 23, 2015

The SS United States avoids the scrapyard with $600k in donations from ship-lovers. I write in tomorrow's NYT: nytimes.com/2015/11/24/bus…

Nov 23, 2015

"Like letting the Statue of Liberty be melted down and turned into pennies." nytimes.com/2015/11/24/bus… @SSUSC

Nov 23, 2015

RT @JessePesta: The SS United States avoids the scrapyard with $600k in donations from ship-lovers. I write in tomorrow's NYT: nytimes.com/2015/11/24/bus…

Nov 24, 2015

Glad the SS United States isn't headed to the scrap heap just yet. nytimes.com/2015/11/24/bus…

Nov 24, 2015

Thomas Gaskins, 11, gets his into artwork into The New York Times. Drops crayons 🎨 nyti.ms/1NoMotJ pic.twitter.com/gY0vVtDlMU

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One last SOS for once famous ocean liner built in Newport News

hamptonroads.com — A supership that once ferried presidents, Hollywood royalty, actual royalty and even the Mona Lisa has a place in the history books as the fastest ocean liner in the world. The owners are now racing to avoid having the ship, the SS United States, relegated to the junk heap.

A historic U.S. supership - which is longer than three football fields - is sending out its last S.O.S.

news.nationalpost.com — A Titanic-sized supership that once ferried presidents, Hollywood royalty, actual royalty and even the Mona Lisa has a place in the history books as the fastest oceanliner in the world. The owners are now racing to avoid having the ship, the SS United States, relegated to the junk heap.

Supership that once ferried presidents and royalty may hit the junk heap

startribune.com — A Titanic-sized supership that once ferried presidents, Hollywood royalty, actual royalty and even the Mona Lisa has a place in the history books as the fastest oceanliner in the world. The owners are now racing to avoid having the ship, the S.S. United States, relegated to the junk heap.

Fans of World's Fastest Ocean Liner Put Out a Distress Call

wsj.com — PHILADELPHIA -- Dan McSweeney has a few ideas for saving the United States. That would be the SS United States -- the fastest ocean liner in the world. Bigger than the Titanic and fast enough to water-ski behind, she's a steamship so sophisticated, her capabilities remained a Cold War secret for decades.
Oct 07, 2015

And this earlier piece, which I wrote at the WSJ, captures the SSUS Conservancy’s reverence for their ship: wsj.com/articles/SB125…

Oct 07, 2015

RT @JessePesta: And this earlier piece, which I wrote at the WSJ, captures the SSUS Conservancy’s reverence for their ship: wsj.com/articles/SB125…

Friends of the S.S. United States Send Out a Last S.O.S.

nytimes.com — A Titanic-sized supership that once ferried presidents, Hollywood royalty, actual royalty and even the Mona Lisa has a place in the history books as the fastest oceanliner in the world. The owners are now racing to avoid having the ship, the S.S. United States, relegated to the junk heap.
Oct 07, 2015

Lovely story: Friends of Titanic-sized supership S.S. United States Send Out a Last S.O.S. nyti.ms/1VDcXPz

Oct 07, 2015

Friends of the S.S. United States Send Out a Last S.O.S. nyti.ms/1LiRFf6

Oct 07, 2015

Friends of the S.S. United States Send Out a Last S.O.S. By @jessepesta nyti.ms/1LiRFf6

Oct 07, 2015

RT @billy_penn: The S.S. United States -- that big ship across from IKEA -- might have to recycled for scrap at the end of the month nytimes.com/2015/10/08/bus…

Oct 07, 2015

RT @billy_penn: The S.S. United States -- that big ship across from IKEA -- might have to recycled for scrap at the end of the month nytimes.com/2015/10/08/bus…

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Meet India’s Beef-Ban Enforcers

blogs.wsj.com — KOLKATA-Sitting outside a tiny office beneath a colorful portrait of a bull, members of the Bharatiya Janata Party's Cow Development Cell relive their recent exploits: setting up road blocks, stopping cattle trucks and freeing cows bound for the slaughterhouse.
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Feb 10, 2016

Trump's claim that unemployment is at 42% is accurate* ! *with yuge asterisk. nytimes.com/2016/02/11/ups…

Feb 10, 2016

This flap over "Bombay" reminds me of my favorite (and seven-syllable) Indian city renaming: Thiruvananthapuram. livemint.com/Consumer/lhzhz…

Feb 08, 2016

RT @puiwingtam: HP sent a veiled threat to an @FT reporter. Here's her response: on.ft.com/1nRo87Z

Feb 04, 2016

In other transportation news this choo-choo train comes right to my (not well served by public transportation) digs. nytimes.com/2016/02/04/nyr…

Feb 04, 2016

"It would be a 'crime' if the ship were melted down." Surprise news today: The SS United States may sail again. nytimes.com/2016/02/04/bus…

Feb 04, 2016

"Some things are iconic." Crystal CEO explains her plan for a new life for the SS United States on the seas again. nytimes.com/2016/02/04/bus…


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