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PowerShips

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:

  • Tribute to the Queen Mary
  • The Space Ship Hamburg
  • The Russian Steam Frigate Kamschatka
  • Museum Profile: Hudson River Maritime Museum

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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.

Welcome to the World's Leading Organization dedicated to recording, preserving and disseminating the history of engine-powered vessels. Discover ship history through PowerShips magazine, the Image Porthole, and more! LEARN MORE About sshsa membership >



 

Annual Meeting and Ocean Liner Dinner

Details are being coordinated now for a variety of activities in and around the Ship History Center for our Ocean Liner Dinner and Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 14. Mark your calendars now and plan for an adventure in New England! Click here for the invite or click here for sponsorship opportunities.

There is plenty to do in the maritime world in and around the Ocean State. Hotel room rates are $79 for SSHSA members at the nearby Radisson Hotel Providence Airport, and a special fundraising Ocean Liner Dinner will be held at on May 14, 2016, at 6 p.m. Pencil in an arrival date of Friday, May 13, 2016, and a departure date of Sunday, May 15, 2016. Call the Radisson today at 1-800-916-4339 to make your room reservations.

For those voting in the annual election, click here for the 2016 ballot. It contains nine members who have been nominated for the Board of Directors, as well as several proposed changes to the SSHSA bylaws. The document also contains a nomination form for the 2016 SSHSA Awards. Five categories will be considered this year, including the coveted Ship of the Year award.

Both the ballot and the nomination forms are due by Friday, May 6, 2016.

Ship History Center Open To The Public

Thanks to everyone who has come out for one of our open houses! Haven't had a chance to stop by yet? The Ship History Center at 2500 Post Road, Warwick, Rhode Island, will be open for spring hours on the first and third Saturdays of each month through June. Drop in and see us from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 2, April 16, May 7, May 21, June 4 and June 18.

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!

Click here for directions and contact information.


 

SSHSA in the News

Word about the public opening is making its way across television, radio and the web. See what the press has been saying about our Ship History Center!

CNN - 7 fabulous steamboats around the United States

Dan Yorke State of Mind

Steve Klamkin and the WPRO Saturday Morning News

Providence Journal

Providence Business News

My Backyard News

 

See Our Ad in Classic Trains or Trains Magazine?

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.

Click here to enter the Image Porthole

Click here for information on membership

 

 

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