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SS United States: Author and Advocate Visits the Upper School

February 18th, 2010

On Friday, February 5, the Upper School had a special presentation about a noble old ship, the SS United States. Author and former high school history teacher, Mr. Steve Ujifusa, presented his research into the life and times of the naval architect who designed the ship. Mr. Ujifusa talked about ship design, transatlantic travel, and the context in which the ship became outdated in the Jet Age. Mr. Ujifusa has a website and blog including an entry about his talk at SPS as a February 7 entry:

http://www.stevenujifusa.com/blog/

For more information about the author, please head to the website about his upcoming book: http://www.stevenujifusa.com/

The photo is courtesy of the SS United States Conservancy. For more pictures of the ship go to

http://www.perrypics.com/MediaPhotos.html

There is an effort afloat to preserve the ship and keep it from heading to a scrap heap. If interested, please explore The SS United States Conservancy web site and find out how you can help. (http://www.ssunitedstatesconservancy.org/SSUS/Home.html)