First Class Dining RoomThen and now photo of the main dining room.
WaterlineThe colors along the waterline are fabulous - they change over the course of a day.
Promenade DeckWhile water would blow in through a few broken windows after a storm, the ship was surprisingly dry.
Stern RopesA big pile of spaghetti on the stern deck.
Ropes and ChainsIt takes a lot to keep a thousand foot ship steady.
DepthThe ship rides high - much of the interior has been stripped, there's no fuel and no provisions or passengers.
Promenade DeckA welcome place when crossing the Atlantic in the winter.
LibraryThe base of a table is all that is left of the ship's library.
ApproachAs you drive up South Columbus Boulevard in Philadelphia, along the Delaware River, just above the Walt Whitman Bridge, the two enormous stacks of the S.S. United States pop into view.
I've been documenting the ship since 1999, with about 40 photographs on this website. Many of the then/now composites were featured in the recent PBS documentary, SS United States, Lady in Waiting. I'm hoping to add more soon. Continue reading →