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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.

In this issue:

  • Captain Cobb's Steamer
  • Icebound! The Story of the RMS Britannia at Boston
  • Remembering the La Guardia
  • The 100-year Story of the Motor Yacht Mar-Sue
  • Dealing with Pirates Aboard the Maersk Line




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SSHSA's Ocean Liner Dinner to feature Titanic, Bill Miller

Come join us in Rhode Island on Saturday, April 8, 2017, as we get together to pay tribute to the Titanic at our second annual Ocean Liner Dinner to benefit the SSHSA Ship History Center. Click here for the invitation!

The subject of thousands of books, movies, television shows and even video games, there are few who haven’t heard some version of the liner’s tragic maiden voyage. But despite her tragic end, the Titanic’s story encompasses so much more than that one fateful night. She was an engineering marvel that inspired a number of shipbuilding innovations while she was under construction, and a grand representation of transatlantic travel at the turn of the century.

“Mr. Ocean Liner” Bill Miller will be our guest of honor for the evening, recalling some of the great Atlantic liners that crossed the ocean like floating palaces. Whether it was the suites and salons, the race for speed, the lavish interiors or the soldiers on board during wartime, there are thousands of stories that can be told about these mechanical marvels of their time. This is one event that you don’t want to miss out on.

Tickets are available right now for $150 each or $250 per couple. Call 401-463-3570 or email blucier@sshsa.org now to reserve a spot. Rooms are available at the Radisson in Warwick by calling 1-800-916-4339. We hope to see you there!


Official Notice of the Annual Corporation Meeting

Official notice is hereby given to all members that the Annual Meeting will be held at the Ship History Center, 2500 Post Road, in Warwick, RI, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time.


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