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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.


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SSHSA events postponed

After careful consideration of the federal government’s recent guidelines regarding the novel coronavirus, the board and staff at SSHSA have made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming lectures with Susan Gibbs (April 18) and Douglas Tilden (May 1), as well as our annual Ocean Liner Gala fundraiser on May 2.Click here for more information.

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