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PowerShips #317 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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An Indonesian adventure you can experience from home

Our friends at the World Ship Society - Port of New York Branch have invited us to join them on Friday, January 29, at 6 p.m. for an evening of tales from the Far East. Join member Tom Rinaldi as he recounts a 10-day, 3,000-mile trip through Indonesia for the group’s first virtual meeting of the year. Click here for more information.