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Upcoming Event: Susan Gibbs Presents "The History and Preservation of America’s Flagship"

Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs will be giving an exciting talk on the history and preservation of the SS United States on August 25th at the Peconic Landing Community Center in Greenport, Long Island.

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Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs will speak on the history and preservation of the SS United States on August 25th in Greenport, Long Island. Photograph courtesy of Jeffrey Katz.

The story of the SS United States is also the story of a brilliant marine engineer and naval architect who brought her into being. To say that William Francis Gibbs had a long-running love affair with a ship would be, quite frankly, an understatement. Salty-tongued, superstitious, and with no formal training in the field, he quit his job in real-estate law in 1916 to devote himself to designing the world’s fastest ship.

Learn about the history and preservation of the ocean liner known as “America’s Flagship,” presented by the SS United States Conservancy’s Executive Director Susan Gibbs, granddaughter of ship designer William Francis Gibbs.

The event is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Brecknock Hall Foundation. CLICK HERE for additional details. See you there!


"The History and Preservation of “America’s Flagship”

August 25th @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Peconic Landing Community Center 1500 Brecknock Road Greenport, NY 11944 United States


As the Conservancy works to secure the future of our nation's greatest and sole remaining ocean liner, the SS United States, we're also hard at work preserving and celebrating the legacy of this extraordinary vessel through our curatorial initiatives and educational outreach.

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