Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Historic ship's propeller saved

ED HILLE / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The SS United States yesterday, docked at Pier 82 on the Delaware River.
ED HILLE / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The SS United States yesterday, docked at Pier 82 on the Delaware River.

A GROUP trying to save a historic cruise ship moored in Philadelphia has received $120,000 to preserve its last massive propeller.

The SS United States Conservancy announced the gift yesterday from cruise-industry executive Jim Pollin. The group had planned to sell the 60,000-pound propeller for scrap if it couldn't find a buyer. Four other propellers from the ship are displayed in museums in New York and Virginia.

The organization hopes to repurpose the SS United States as a museum and mixed-use destination, but says time is running out.

- Associated Press

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