I really worry about the future prospects for SS United States.
The two organizations set up to help preserve her, though well intentioned, seem to have no clear plan about saving her.
The bottom line is that it's going to take money to buy and preserve her should NCL give up on her. Neither organization has the sufficient funds to do this.
What is needed is a campaign similiar to what Lee Iacocca started to restore the Statue of Liberty. This ship, carrying our country's name, should be given the attention it deserves and corporate sponsorship should be developed to incur proper funding for her restoration and preservation.
As much as I'd like to see her sailing the seas again, I'd be satisfied to have her preserved as a static display for future generations to enjoy and marval at.