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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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Encore Presentation: Torn Castle - The Life and Times of the RMS Windsor Castle

From our friends in the World Ship Society - Port of New York Branch, this presentation is part of the "On The Road To Alang" DVD series and touches on Windsor Castle's construction, launch, maiden voyage and final departure from Cape Town, South Africa.Click here for more information and to register.