United States has been saved from the breakers, at least temporarily.
The SS United States Conservancy announced today that it raised more than $100,000 from supporters. The board will meet later this week to discuss the ship’s future, including a plan to move the liners to Brooklyn and repurpose it as a museum and mixed-use destination.
The nonprofit had sent a virtual SOS to supporters last month saying expenses had become unsustainable. It has retained a broker to explore selling the ship to a metals recycler.
The conservancy needs more than $60,000 per month to keep the long idled liner afloat in Philadelphia.