Dream Designs Colchester commemorates the 60th Anniversary of S.S. United States in attempts to raise funds
United States photographed at sea
At Dream Designs Colchester we are proud of the friendships and connections which we have developed with countless cruise operators and other organisations.
In May 2012 we took the decision to especially assign a brand new drawing of the S.S. United States to commemorate the 60 anniversary of the ship.
The drawing was sent to Susan Gibbs, Executive Director, S.S. United States Conservancy a short while later as an act of generosity and support.
The drawing donated from Dream Designs Colchester was present at a special event held in Philadelphia on June 15th 2012, United States and was featured in the S.S. United States Conservancy’s regular newsletter. Photographed with our especially assigned drawing were members of the S.S. United States Conservancy, including Susan Gibbs, Dan McSweeney, Greg Shutters, Cassie Alvarez, Sarah Carley and Margaret Stack.
Our aim of producing and donating the drawing was to help support and raise funds for the S.S. United States Conservancy whilst also raising awareness. We were recently informed that the drawing is still in the office in Philadelphia and awaiting for an appropriate venue where it can be auctioned, although there are plans to keep the drawing displayed at the office.
Susan Gibbs, Executive Director, S.S. United States Conservancy, said:
"We were delighted and honored to receive Harry's beautiful drawing of the SS United States on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the ship's maiden voyage. This generous donation to the Conservancy has been a big boost to our public awareness efforts during the ship's 60th anniversary celebrations."
" It is currently on display in our Philadelphia offices and it provides our entire staff with daily inspiration. We plan to auction the drawing off at a future event and are deeply grateful to Harry for sharing his talents and for reaching "across the pond" to assist in our efforts on behalf of 'the Big Ship'."
Harry Cotterill set up his blog when he was just 16-years old, making him one of the youngest cruise bloggers in the world. In later years he became known across the world for his amazing talent of drawing cruise ships!