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PowerShips #314 is now available!

The Summer 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 V tickets on sale now!

The Ocean Liner Gala celebration of the United States Lines will now take place on November 7, 2020, in Rhode Island. Click here to get your tickets now.

SSHSA's salute to the U.S. Lines continues this fall

Stay tuned for new dates for our previously scheduled lectures with SS United States Conservancy Executive Director Susan Gibbs and former United States Lines Vice President Douglas Tilden. Click here for more information.

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