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The S.S. United States, Then and Now
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The S.S. United States carried more than 1.5 million passengers across the Atlantic, including presidents and celebrities, before retiring in 1969.

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The liner now sits, rusting away, in a shipyard in Philadelphia.

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The bar was once a gleaming lounge for passengers.

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The ship's barroom is currently in disrepair.

The crow's nest is seen during the ship's heyday.

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The ship, while in disrepair, isn't beyond restoring, argues a conservancy group.

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The dining area was once a colorful, inviting space.

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The area has since been stripped of its ornate decorations.

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The liner's exterior is seen as it appeared during the ship's tenure.

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Today, the rusty liner is stored at a shipyard at a cost of $60,000 per month.

The S.S. United States housed a theater, among other leisure and recreational spaces.

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The same room looks much different today.

A small pool is shown as it appeared near the end of the ship's run.

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The pool area, today, is much less inviting.

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The promenade is photographed as it appeared in the ship's day.

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The same promenade, stripped of its deck chairs, looks much different.

The ship's deck hosted lively games of shuffleboard.

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The faint traces of the shuffleboard court can still be seen today.

This room, which housed a lounge, is now empty.

The lounge is seen as it appeared in the '50s.

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The S.S. United States, Then and Now

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