18 November 2006, 10:30 AM; Hendrick Hudson Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose NY
The SS United States, the fastest and largest passenger liner ever built in the USA, was designed to double as a
troop transport in time of war and had a top speed of over 40 knots. Although this superliner with tremendous red, white, and blue funnels was never called up to serve, she was always ready. Taken out of service in 1969, the SS United States and now sits at a dock in Philadelphia. She still stands strong as a testament to the ingenuity, vision, determination, and pride that are the American dream.
Susan Gibbs, president of the SS United States Conservancy will join Charles Anderson to share recollections about this legendary ocean liner and the efforts of the Conservancy to preserve her legacy. The Public is invited!
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