SS United States Documentary

The Official Blog of "The Big U" The Story of the Ocean Liner S.S. United States.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

It's now official - The Big U documentary project now has a great fiscal sponsor - Southern Documentary Fund. (To find out more about SDF please go to their website - This means that any donation to the project is now tax-deductible. This is a very important step in the process of documentary filmmaking becasue it paves the way for not only generous individual donors who want to see this story come to life, but also for other funders and grants that require 501 (c) 3 status.

We really hope that all of you understand that while months may go by with out any big news or updates that doesnt mean that things arent happening. Its a long and bumpy journey down the documentary road to a nationally broadcast program. And we rely on the support from all of you Big U enthusuasts, ship lovers, history buffs and of course the passengers and crew, to bolster our efforts and encourage us to keep going.
And we love to hear from you! So please feel free to email us or call.

If you'd like to donate to The Big U project please either go to the SDF website and donate through our paypal account, or send a check to The Southern Documentary Fund:
762 Ninth Street # 574
Durham, NC 27705
Please remember to write - The Big U- in the memo line.

We really appreciate your support. - All donors will be credited in the film.


At 7:02 PM, Blogger Martin said...

God bless you for helping to keep her memory alive!

I was a passenger in September of 1969 on what was to be one of her very last transatlantic voyages from La Havre to New York. I was 10 years old at the time.

The memories of that voyage will always be with me and this ship will always be special to me.

At 7:41 PM, Blogger Captain Alex Keisch said...

I read Tim's article in the Philadelphia Business Journal. I, too, had forgotten Her, until I flew over the ship enroute from Boston to Richmond, VA. It was to a "3-hopper" flight: two "hops" with a plane and the last was my heart hopping as I saw those pink faded stacks: the memory of her brilliant past glories. I was a cadet on her in 1965, two very memorable weeks in a twenty year career. Thanks for all your hard work!

Alex Keisch

At 4:07 PM, Blogger Marty said...

Nearly 6 years have passed since posts on this blog have appeared. I presume the project is in some sort of "suspended animation"? Hopefully it's not terminated.


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