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Please consider the offer and neat stuff regarding saving the SS United States…


This may be of interest to you. It's about the SS United States and its looming fate if not saved from the scrap yard.

The email below is from Susan Gibbs, the granddaughter of ship's designer, William Francis Gibbs, America's most notable navalarchitect. She was President of the Conservancy when I served on her Board for several years. The Board reorganized upon its bold purchase of the ship in February 2011, my term ended (but not my support!), and Susan became Executive Director of the realigned Conservancy with a focus on major fund-raising and national awareness.

The story is about your personal opportunity to Save Our Ship. Funds raised by the cleverly-designed campaign will be used to fully restore the exterior of the nearly 1000 foot-long ship to her former glory.  They will also be used toward developing a 20,000 square foot museum and educational facilities on board the vessel to showcase the history, culture and technology of the 20thcentury post-war period. 

The interactive link is  Just click and let it load, then navigate around and find a spot you want to claim. Each square inch of the ship's surface can be purchased for a $1 donation.

The link to the Conservancy's home page to get more information is

Thanks for giving this once-in-a-lifetime cause your consideration.

All the best,

256-536-0349 Phone/fax
256-479-3662 Cellular
Dear SS United States Conservancy Supporters:      
My opinion piece in today's Washington Times emphasizes how the SS United States epitomizes "Made in America" and urges everyone to participate in our national Save the United States campaign.  If you have not yet purchased and personalized a square inch of the digital ship - it only costs $1! - we invite you to do so.  We also encourage you to share a link to this article with your friends, family and colleagues.  We urgently need to spread the word about the plight and potential of America's flagship. Thank you for your continued support.

As always, we cannot thank you enough for your support.

Susan Gibbs
Executive Director
To become a member of the SS United States Conservancy 
or make a tax-deductible donation in support of our efforts, please click HERE
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SS United States Conservancy
P.O. Box 32115
Washington, DC 20007