$600,000 was raised in 2015 to save the S.S. United States from the scrapyard, at least for one more year.
At that time, the future of the vessel was unknown, other than some proposals floating around for the redevelopment of the ship. Now the S.S. United States Conservancy has finally signed an option agreement for the development of the ship.
There’s no information being released at this time on who will be taking over the ship, or what the future holds for it, but an announcement will be made on February 4 at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 in New York City. At that time, the preliminary plans and a rendering of the ship will be revealed.
The most recent plan for the ship that we’ve heard is from John Quadrozzi Jr. who was looking to move the ship to New York for it to be eventually redeveloped into a mixed-use space for offices, eateries, a maritime school and more. With the amount of space on the ship amounting to about 13 football fields, there is plenty of potential.