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Greyhound of the seas – Clipper ship

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

“The clipper ship often shortened to clipper was a fast sailing ship that dominated the seas during the middle of the nineteenth century.  It romanticized the seas and made pop stars of ship masters.  Newspapers followed the voyages of the fastest of this fleet and bets were wagered on transit times.  A true clipper had […]

The Queen Mary 2 – What More Needs to be Said

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

SOS for a national treasure

Friday, March 13th, 2009

The SS United States once symbolized grace and power. Now, it may be headed to the scrap heap. Copyright 2009 The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dan McSweeney, and philly.com. Dan McSweeney is a Marine officer and vice president of the SS United States Conservancy. America’s national flagship, the SS United States, is being listed for sale after more than […]

News from SS United States Conservancy

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Dear SS United States Conservancy Members and Supporters: Word about the uncertain fate of the SS UNITED STATES continues to circulate, with more individuals and organizations signing on to the cause every day.  We urge everyone to continue spreading the word about the historic significance and current peril facing our national flagship. We promise to […]

USS Freedom visits Cleveland to show off new class of warship

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Written by James Ewinger/Plain Dealer Reporter Gus Chan/Plain Dealer Reporter           The USS Freedom could be the punch line for a great riddle, because no one would ever guess that a 3,100-ton, 377-foot warship could go more than 50 mph.  But it can, and did Thursday when it steamed into the Port of Cleveland […]

The End of an Era!

Saturday, October 18th, 2008