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Come work at SSHSA!

SSHSA is looking for a Director of Development to help the organization implement and evaluate an annual comprehensive fundraising strategy. Click here for more information about the job and details on how to apply.

PowerShips #310 is now available!

The Spring 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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Join us for a special event in Philadelphia!

The Delaware Valley Chapter will be holding a special presentation on Art Deco interiors of the 1928 Swedish-America Line ship MS Kungsholm. Click here for more information.

Save the date: Ocean Liner Gala V

The next Ocean Liner Gala will celebrate the United States Lines on May 2, 2020, in Rhode Island. Stay tuned for details!

RI shipwreck presentation now online

Thanks to everyone who came out last month for our presentation on Shipwrecks in Rhode Island with Historian Charlotte Taylor. More than 40 people packed our headquarters in Warwick for a spirited discussion of the countless number of vessels that met their end along the shores of the Ocean State.

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