About Steamship Historical Society of America

Welcome to the World's Leading Organization dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the history of engine-powered vessels. Discover ship history through PowerShips magazine, the Image Porthole, and more!

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The 2022 Annual Meeting is in the books!

Click here to watch the video replay and catch up on the current state of SSHSA. The agenda and supporting documents are available by clicking here.


Have you seen our YouTube channel yet?

More than 100 vintage videos are available - get your popcorn and come on down!


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The authoritative magazine of the history of engine-powered vessels and the legacy of man's journey on the world's seas and waterways.


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PowerShips #324 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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Check back soon for more virtual presentations

We're lining up some special guests to speak over the next few months. We'll have a schedule ready for you soon!