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“We’re singing from the rooftops – or whatever a maritime version of that would be,” Susan Gibbs, executive director of the SS United States Conservancy, said yesterday.
The massive ship (it’s as long as the Comcast Center is tall) remains docked at Pier 82 on the Delaware River. The owners constantly stave off the threat of the ship being scrapped. The monthly maintenance costs stand around $80,000.
Gibbs believes that donations like this could spur more of the same.