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Bright New Banner Graces SS United States Flybridge

Have you paid a visit to the SS United States recently at her Philadelphia berth?

As the Conservancy continues to raise public awareness and financial resources for the maintenance, restoration and ultimate redevelopment of America's great flagship, we’ve mounted a new banner across the length of the ship’s flybridge — letting the many curious passers-by on Delaware Avenue know how to learn more about our mission.

Why is this ship so special? Find out at! Photograph courtesy of Michael Wolfe.

The global movement to save this extraordinary vessel requires all hands on deck, and with your help, we are committed to spreading the word about the Big U both near and far: designed by talented graphic artist Greg Shutters, this new banner will help to reach those that may drive past the SS United States every day without realizing her significance — and let these future supporters know how to get involved in the fight to save her!

Interested in seeing America's Flagship in person? While access to the SS United States is limited due to her secure location and current unrestored condition, excellent public views and photo opportunities of the ship can be obtained from across the street, at the parking lot of the Columbus Commons IKEA, at 2206 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

If you stop by to snap any shots of the SS United States and her new banner, be sure to share your photographs with your friends and family online. Don't forget to let them know just what makes the Big U so special to you!

Photograph courtesy of Michael Wolfe.

The Conservancy would like to extend a special thank you to Greg Shutters for designing the ship's stunning new banner, Michael Wolfe of Atlantic Logistics for securing and photographing the banner, and Michael Strasbaugh of the Conservancy's Southeastern Chapter for carrying out essential research in the lead-up to its installation.


The SS United States remains a soaring example of our ability to join arm-in-arm to advance common goals. It took many hands to build her, and it will take all of us, working together, to save her. Make your donation today, or find additional ideas HERE for how you can support our crucial mission to save America's Flagship.

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