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The authoritative magazine of the history of engine-powered vessels and the legacy of man's journey on the world's seas and waterways.

In this issue:

  • “Steamboat Bill and PowerShips: A Look Back Over 75 Years”
  • “Through the Lens of Byron Huart: Cruise Ships at New York”
  • “When Hudson River Towboat Companies were Family Businesses.”



Funding for the SSHSA educational outreach program is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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National Maritime Day Festivities at SSHSA

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Opening Day on May 22! The new Ship History Center in Warwick, Rhode Island, is now available to researchers by appointment.

From the Collections

SSHSA Research Assistant Astrid Drew brings you the latest news From the Collections.  Click here to see what's new!

Visit our Online Store!

  Browse through and select from duplicate ocean liner brochures, books, ship deck plans and more.  Please note that items will continually be added to the eBay store, so be sure to check back frequently. 

To visit the eBay store now CLICK HERE



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