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Old 01-12-2004, 12:27 PM
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I've been looking for info too. Can't find anything else since the announcement.

Wonder if the boiler explosion on the old SS France (now S/S Norway) stalled their plans?
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Old 01-12-2004, 04:47 PM
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It's still sitting down the same dock along Delaware ave in Philly. They haven't touched it as of yet.
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:18 PM
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Anyone know how Cantor became owner? He's a local NJ guy from Rumson, he's into fishing boats.
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:22 PM
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When she was in VA my and a guy from my ship used to go crabbing right next to her...82 83 or so. She didn't look so bad then.
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Old 01-12-2004, 05:25 PM
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Norwegian Cruise Lines Owns it now. It's trashed inside and out. It was stripped inside right down to the beams. there is nothing left to salvage inside. I'd love to see the engines.
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Cantor had plans to convert the ship to a hotel. I'd much rather see her sail again.
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Old 01-12-2004, 06:02 PM
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I took this a couple years ago.
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Got this earlier today. It's about an article that ran in the New York Times the other day regarding the new Queen Mary 2. Apparently, there was no mention of the United States in that article.

See the web links at the bottom of the page. They lead to the major supporting Foundation.

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Dear Friends and Supporters:

It's short and sweet and it's in The New York Times. The S.S. United States
Foundation's campaign strategy to get the attention of the editors of The
New York Times has proven successful. Friday, I received a call from an
editor at the Times who informed me that the venerable newspaper had
received so many letters in response to their editorial "A New Queen" from
members and supporters of the S.S. United States Foundation that they were
going to run my letter reminding their 5 million plus readers of the
historic importance of the Big U. See link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/12/opinion/L12SHIP.html

Needless to say, getting the attention of the editors of The New York Times
is no easy task--but we did it! Since 1999, the S.S. United States
Foundation has been featured in four separate articles in the National
Section of the Times (two of them front page placements). This is the first
time the editorial board has acknowledged the foundation.

Another day in S.S. United States Foundation History: The foundation's last
successful editorial board campaign resulted in the publishing of 27 letters
to the editor in The Philadelphia Daily News and a complete about-face by
the editorial board of that daily newspaper.

Robert Hudson Westover
Chairman
S.S. United States Foundation
Box 853
Washington, D.C. 20044
www.ssunitedstates.org
www.ss-united-states.west.com
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This Link leads to a site with more info, where you can email Norwegian Cruise Lines about the ship.

Basically, there has been very little news since April 2003.
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we should book an OSO cruise if it ever sails!
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It was stripped inside right down to the beams. there is nothing left to salvage inside. I'd love to see the engines
She was stripped because all the interior paneling and soundproofing was made of a fireproof material......Asbestos. The interior had to be gutted and cleaned up prior to scrapping. Which never happened. All other furnishings were sold at auction.
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