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Old ocean liner, SS United States, purchased by non-profit for refurbishing

Here's the organization that took over the ship, and here's the story.

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The cruise ship SS United States, which once crossed the Atlantic at record speeds with celebrities and heads of state, is tied to a pier in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. The nonprofit SS United States Conservancy said Tuesday it has taken ownership of the famous cruise ship, decommissioned in 1969, from Norwegian Cruise Lines and its parent. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Shown is an enclosed walkway on the once-glamorous cruise ship SS United States in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. The nonprofit SS United States Conservancy said Tuesday it has taken ownership of the famous cruise ship from Norwegian Cruise Lines and its parent. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Shown is an interior view of the SS United States in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. The nonprofit SS United States Conservancy said Tuesday it has taken ownership of the famous cruise ship from Norwegian Cruise Lines and its parent. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Matt Rourke / AP

Spider webs surround a porthole inside the once-glamorous SS United States in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. The nonprofit SS United States Conservancy said Tuesday it has taken ownership of the famous cruise ship from Norwegian Cruise Lines and its parent. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)