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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:

  • “Introducing SSHSA's New Headquarters: The Ship History Center”
  • Patris - The First Big Liner for Chandris”
  • “Slow Boat to Europe”



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

All members are invited to the Annual Meeting to be held at SSHSA HQ, 2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886, on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:00AM Eastern Time. To view and print the ballot for election of officers, please click here.

Schedule of Events

Our official Opening Day is scheduled for National Maritime Day, Friday, May 22, 2015.

Friday May 22: Launch Party, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

News conference and reception at our new headquarters.  Enjoy libations and snacks and tour our offices, archives, and library.  Developing exhibits will feature items from our collections, such as fine art, ship models, and artifacts from historic steamships.

Saturday May 23: Annual meeting, board of directors meeting, outdoor barbeque and awards ceremony

10:00am to 11:00am: Annual Meeting
Members are welcome to SSHSA's annual meeting. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

11:00am to 12:00pm: Board of Directors Meeting

6:00pm to 8:00pm: Outdoor barbeque and Awards Ceremony
SSHSA members and friends are welcome to attend a barbeque in our outdoor patio. 

We hope you will join us!

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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