Visit our Virtual Museum

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!

Learn more about SSHSA Membership


Search Thousands & Thousands of Photos from SSHSA's Image Porthole

View More



The authoritative magazine of the history of engine-powered vessels and the legacy of man's journey on the world's seas and waterways.


Join | Renew

Instagram Feed


View our Instagram page


Come work at SSHSA!

SSHSA is looking for a Major Gifts Officer to help the organization develop strategies for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors. Click here for more information about the job and details on how to apply.

PowerShips #312 is now available!

The Winter 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.


View all news
View our news archive


Ocean Liner Gala V tickets on sale now!

The next Ocean Liner Gala will celebrate the United States Lines on May 2, 2020, in Rhode Island. Click here to get your tickets now.

View all events