The SS United States is a historic cruise ship that is docked in Philadelphia. It lauched in 1952 and set speed records for crossing the Atlantic. The ship dropped out of service in 1969, and has been in Philadelphia since 1996.
The SS United States Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the ship. The conservancy would like to turn the ship into a waterfront attraction.
A few years ago, Crystal Cruises announced that it has a purchase option agreement to return the SS United States to active service. The cruise line will cover the expense of preserving the ship while completing a technical feasibility study.