SS United States

Once in a while an article pops up about how Norwegian Cruise Lines, who purchased the ship, will do something with it. I’ll believe it when I see it.

The first time i saw the SS United states was when my friend had his car towed to the lovely PPA lot in South Philadelphia. On the way down I saw the gigantic boat, which looked to me to be a half-sinking dirty eyesore. Shortly thereafter, I lived in the neighborhood for a couple of years and grew accustomed to the sight. I can’t imagine it’s not embarrassing, though, especially with all of the development (Ikea and Home Depot complexes).

The latest update is more of the same. Norwegian says they’re going to restore it. Someday. Perhaps when they climb out of the red and find the $500 million laying around somewhere for restoration. At least the asbestos is all gone.

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