Dick Vermeil Sets Up Drive to Save SS United States in New PSA
Purchased by the Conservancy in 2011 in an attempt to save the historic vessel from the scrap yard, the ship awaits transformation into a museum and mix-use waterfront destination in a major port city. The Conservancy is currently raising funds to maintain the ship and begin the restoration process. The group is also advancing an aggressive search for developers interested in using some of the vessel’s more than 650,000 square feet of usable space for a variety of commercial purposes.
ABOUT THE SS UNITED STATES CONSERVANCY
A national nonprofit organization founded in 2004, the SS United States Conservancy leads the global effort to save and repurpose the SS United States. The Conservancy raises public awareness and financial resources for the maintenance, restoration and ultimate reuse of this iconic vessel and works to ensure that the fastest ocean liner ever to cross the Atlantic remains an inspiration for generations to come. For more information about the SS United States visit www.ssusc.org.
Thomas J. Basile, SS United States Conservancy
TBasile@EmpireStrategy.com – 917-579-2216