About Steamship Historical Society of America

Welcome to the World's Leading Organization dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the history of engine-powered vessels. Discover ship history through PowerShips magazine, the Image Porthole, and more!

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More than 100 vintage videos are available - get your popcorn and come on down!


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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.


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Come work at SSHSA!

SSHSA is looking for a Digital Archivist, an Archival Assistant, and an Administrative Assistant to help preserve our unique collection and make it available worldwide. Click here for more information about the jobs and details on how to apply.

PowerShips #319 is now available!

The Fall issue of PowerShips is landing in mailboxes across the country, but there's still time to renew or join to get it. Make sure you don't miss it!

Help us put another brick in the wall

We are continuing to build up the Ship History Center brick by brick thanks to the support of our members. Memorial bricks now line the walls at our headquarters, but there's still time to get your request in before the next order goes out.


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Virtual presentation: SS United States - Ship of Power, Might & Indecision

Our friends at the World Ship Society – Port of New York Branch have invited SSHSA members to a virtual talk this month about one of the world’s most iconic vessels. Click here to find out more.