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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.

PowerShips #307 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!

Grant will help build cases for unique models

If you've visited the Ship History Center in the last year, you have probably noticed the impressive models of ocean liners such as the Leviathan and the Imperator.

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Workshop mixes science and history at Ship History Center

We are steaming ahead with our new educational program, teaming up with teachers from around New England to incorporate some of SSHSA's amazing archive into today's classrooms.

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.

A celebration in New York

This is time of year when the spirit of the season is upon us. And as the old adage goes, it's often better to give than to receive. Thanks to the kindness of many, we here at SSHSA are usually on the receiving end.

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