Real good news, thatnks for posting. Havent had time to follow. Seems like it is going really slow. What a nail biter. $60,000 per month.
Wow, add that up over a couple of years.
Strange thing, its value in scrap metal is worth less than several years rent. Its been there for at least eight. I am amazed it is still there.
Would be cool if they got it up and running but I bet tuff to find any ROI. At least not for a long time. If it costs less to make it a museum hotel shopping center Ill bet they will see some $ right away.
I love this ship. I was into modeling when I was a kid. I put together a big one of the United States.
I really love steam power.
"The construction of the ship's superstructure involved the largest use of aluminum in any construction project to that time, and presented a challenge to the builders in joining the aluminum structure to the steel decks below. The significant use of aluminum provided extreme weight savings. At 105 feet (32 m) beam, United States was built to Panamax capacity, ensuring the ship could clear the Panama Canal locks with just 2 feet (0.6 m) to spare on either side.United States had the most powerful steam turbine in a merchant marine vessel. The ship was capable of steaming astern at over 20 kn (23 mph; 37 km/h), and could carry enough fuel and stores to steam non-stop for over 10,000 nautical miles (12,000 mi; 19,000 km)." Wiki
Headed out Jim Thorpe in the AM for a few days. Man, I love it there. Gonna see the Northern and Reading Engine 425 tomorrow. IT will be commin in and out of town all day. A little rail riding too.
maybe cast a line out at mauch chunk lake. AHHH.
Wonder how much it cost to restore this beast?