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|Subject: AP: Historic ship in Philly short on funds, time Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:14 am|| |
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The SS United States is sending out what may be its final distress call.
The 990-foot-long ship could be sold for scrap within two months unless the grassroots preservation group that's working to secure a home and purpose for it can raise $500,000 immediately, the group told The Associated Press. Talks are under way with developers and investors about the ship's long-term future, but without the emergency funding, its caretakers fear they will run out of money before a deal is inked.