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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 President Monroe of 1940
  • Farewell Saga Ruby
  • A Survivor’s Link to the General Slocum Tragedy


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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.

SSHSA Research Center

The Steamship Historical Society owns thousands of historical artifacts, images, fine art, and ship-related ephemera as part of our vast collections. Our photo collection continues to evolve and grow as many benefactors over the last 75+ years have donated their private images and established legacy sub-collections. These include several hundred thousand photographs, negatives, slides, glass plates, and motion pictures. A research library with over 5,500 reference volumes and several thousand additional periodicals formerly housed at the University of Baltimore is now open by appointment at our new facility in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Research requests and inquiries are encouraged.  Members of SSHSA receive special discounts, and member requests receive priority attention. Click here to request research or a photo search, or to request more information.


A Cumulative Index of Steamboat Bill and PowerShips, 1940-2012

SSHSA Dibner Intern, Jillian Fulda, has completed the extraordinary task of reindexing past Steamboat Bill and PowerShips issues and articles, covering 1940 through 2012. This 213-page PDF document is keyword searchable and available below.
To search this index: On your keyboard, press CTRL and F.  A search window will appear in either lower left corner (for MAC users), or the top right corner (for PC users).

Click here to browse the Steamboat Bill & PowerShips Index



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