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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:

  • Steel Ships at Pascagoula
  • Remembering the Eastland
  • Pilotage Aboard the Pacific Scout



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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Ship History Center Now Open To The Public

Beginning on Thursday, November 12, the Ship History Center at 2500 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island, will be open on select days to society members and the public. Through the end of the year, we'll be opening our doors on Thursdays from 4-7 p.m. on November 12, November 19, December 3 and December 10, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 14, November 21, December 5 and December 12.

Entrance is free for members, with a suggested donation of $8 for the general public. Come see what the Steamship Historical Society of America has to offer!

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With such a long history of cooperation between railway and steamship travel, it should come as no surprise that our collection contains information on more than just ships. For example, our online Image Porthole has more than 2,000 pictures of trains and rail-related images available to view right now. Become a member today for discounts on photo purchases and to join the online community that is helping us identify some of these important pieces of history.

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