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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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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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Encore presentation: The Five Deeps Expedition

While cruise travelers always hope to stay above the waves, the World Ship Society – Port of New York Branch's latest talk is intentionally sending attendees down below. Click here to find out more.