SS United States in dock at Pier 86 in New York on 31 July 1964. Photo by JR Covert (CC 3.0)


Now that the Crystal Cruises proposal of returning the SS United States to passenger service is off the table, earlier proposals to bring the iconic vessel home to New York Harbor are being reconsidered.

The feasibility studies recently completed by Crystal Cruises have determined the 64-year old ship is structurally sound, which makes the idea of moving her to NYC an even a more attractive proposition.

SS United States souvenir postcard. (PD)


John Quadrozzi Jr., owner of the Gowanus Bay Terminal, thinks the ship would be a “perfect fit” for Brooklyn, while Ted Scull, maritime historian, would prefer the ship reside at her original homeport at Pier 76 in Manhattan.

What do you think?


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee