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PowerShips #315 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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Ocean Liner Gala sponsorships are on sale now!

The country's "new normal" may have required us to shift arrangements for our annual gala, but the commemorative tribute to the United States Lines will go on as planned! Help keep SSHSA steaming forward with a photo sponsorship. Click here to claim your picture now.

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