Private firm to redevelop old ocean liner

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The legendary actress Katharine Hepburn cruised the Atlantic on it. So did the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. President John F. Kennedy also stepped on board.

Now, a Connecticut company will play a major role in the restoration of the SS United States ocean liner — the largest passenger ship ever built in the America and the fastest built anywhere.

New Caanan Advisors LLC, based in Stamford, is headed by Curtis C. Battles, who previously worked on the redevelopment of the Grand Central Terminal and the World Trade Center in New York.

The restoration is aimed at not only preserving the ship, but converting it to new uses, possibly event space, restaurants, stores and a hotel. When completed, the vessel will be located at a major East Coast metropolitan location.

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