Susan L. Gibbs of Northwest Washington is trying to save the ship — one of the fastest built — from the scrap yard. She hopes she and her Washington-based SS United States Conservancy can turn it into a tribute to a bygone era and, for someone, a money-making enterprise.
For 18 years, the SS United States has been docked in Philadelphia across the street from the parking lot of an Ikea store. The ocean liner has been the object of several “save our ship” quests. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post Buy Photo