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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:

  • Italian Motor Ships Saturnia & Vulcania
  • A Can Of Peas; SS Avalon
  • Night of the Subic Bay Pirates
  • How to Write an Article for PowerShips
  • STEAMing Into the Future



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Funding for the SSHSA educational outreach program is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities), the National Maritime Heritage Grant Program, and the Heritage Harbor Foundation.

Steamship Historical Society of America Annual Awards


Ship of the Year Award is in recognition of a significant milestone or any other accomplishment contributing to the historical importance of the engine-powered vessel. 

Jay Allen Award for Distinguished Editorial Service is in recognition of an individual who has made the single most important contribution to SSHSA's official magazine, PowerShips.

C. Bradford Mitchell Award is bestowed upon an individual, institution or agency in recognition of a single achievement, such as an important book, or founding of an institution contributing to the goals, objectives and mission of the Steamship Historical Society of America.

Samuel Ward Stanton Award for Lifetime Achievement recognizes the accumulated value of on-going work in our areas of concern.

H. Graham Wood Award for Distinguished Service to SSHSA recognizes an individual for their long-time dedication and service to the Steamship Historical Society of America.

Click here to download a PDF of our Awards Nomination Application.

Click here to read about all previous Award winners.




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