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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:

  • The Ile de France
  • Updating the Queen Mary 2
  • Rotterdam’s Arctic Journey
  • Tustumena: Navigating Treacherous Waters
  • Sun Shipbuilding, Part II



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Chapter News


Hampton Roads Chapter News

The Hampton Roads Chapter is looking for volunteers to assist in running the chapter. If you are interested, please contact Elizabeth Fletcher, Chapter Chairwoman, at efletcher11@cox.net.

Southern California Chapter News

The Southern California Chapter met on August 6 on board the RMS Queen Mary. Jim Shuttleworth gave a presentation on the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, followed by a talk with Bill Keene on eliminating yellow fever and controlling malaria during the building of the Panama Canal.

The Chapter’s next meeting will be the annual Fall Tea on board the Queen Mary on Saturday, November 5. All persons interested in maritime history or just ships in general are welcome at the SoCal Chapter meetings, and refreshments are served.

The SoCal Chapter produces a journal/newsletter, Ocean Times, with several maritime history/current articles. It covers all aspects of powered vessels, both new and old, from early steamships to turbines, motorships, freighters, passenger ships, etc. This month’s issue features “SS Corsair And the First Regular Cruises to Mexico” by Shawn Dake, “Some Pacific Mail Steamship Company Ships” by Jim Shuttleworth, and “Ships 101: The Parcel Tankers” by James Shaw.

Contact Jim Shuttleworth for information at Jimpinxit@gmail.com or (909) 595-6655. Yearly dues are $15 per individual, $20 per family (or multiple persons at same address).

SSHSA Local Chapters

Delaware Valley Chapter
Contact: Steve Loveless, Chairman
Email: slloveless1959@gmail.com

Florida Suncoast Chapter
Contact: Matt Schulte
Email: mschulte@sshsa.org

Golden Gate Chapter
Contact: Norman Freitag, President
Email: njfreitag@mail.com

Hudson Valley Chapter
Contact: Matt Schulte
Email: mschulte@sshsa.org

Hampton Roads Chapter
Contact: Elizabeth Fletcher, Chairwoman
Email: efletcher11@cox.net

Long Island Chapter
Contact: Matt Schulte
Email: mschulte@sshsa.org

Southern California Chapter
Contact: Jim Shuttleworth, Chairman
Email: jimpinxit@gmail.com

Southern New England Chapter
Contact: Barry Eager, Chairman
Email: bweager@yahoo.com



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