Donor gives $250,000 for SS United States preservation

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Coming on the heels of the announcement of a preliminary development agreement that could save the SS United States, the SS United States Conservancy received $250,000 from an anonymous donor.

Last year, cruise industry executive Jim Pollin donated an initial $120,000 and challenged others to help save the historic ocean liner, pledging to match an additional $120,000 in contributions.

Supporters from across the country and around the world answered Pollin’s call. The conservancy recently honored Pollin with its National Flagship Champion Award.

“Jim’s donations have now yielded more than half a million dollars for America’s Flagship,” conservancy executive director Susan Gibbs said in a statement.

“This new major donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, is helping us build on the momentum of our encouraging redevelopment agreement announced in December. Feasibility studies for the ship's conversion are ongoing, and many design and engineering challenges must still be overcome. However, this extraordinarily generous donation provides real wind at the sails of our efforts."

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