Recently we have been blogging about the effort to conserve and reconstruct the historic steamship United States. The ship, which was built right here in Newport News, has a special connection to this community. One Christopher Newport University student is taking this connection to heart. Sophomore Andrew Jelonek, a history major and avid fan of ocean liners, has taken it upon himself to spearhead a fundraising campaign for the SS United States right here on CNU’s campus.
In an article in CNU’s own Captain’s Log newspaper last week, Andrew described his interest in the steamship United States. “In middle school I first got into ocean liners from the Titanic, and I just expanded and started learning about the other cruise ships,” said Andrew.