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SEE THE SPECIAL Exhibits on display now in the SSHSA Maritime Virtual Art Museum.   MORE >



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:

  • 'Mini Liners' of the 1930s
  • Alcoa's Combination Liners
  • The Ferry Binghamton: 1905-2017
  • Preana: One of Australia's Oldest Steam Vessels
  • Ship Research, Part 3: Flags at Sea & Funnel Marks



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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.

Ship Store


Maritime Gifts That Make A Difference


Use the links on the left to browse the SSHSA Ship Store where you can choose from a wide selection of books, posters, videos, photographic prints, maritime ephemera, memorabilia, paintings, prints, travel gear, apparel ...and more.

Your purchases help support our mission of research, education and conservation of maritime history.  We are adding new products regularly so if you don't see something appearing yet online, or if you would like to request a particular product, feel free to call us at (401) 463-3570. 

We also have a growing selection of additional products available at www.cafepress.com/sshsa.

SSHSA Online eBay Store is Open!

Our new eBay store is now online!  Browse through and select from duplicate ocean liner brochures, books, ship deck plans and more.  Please note that items will continually be added to the eBay store, so be sure to check back frequently. 

To visit the eBay store now go to http://stores.ebay.com/sshsaonlinestore/ 


Used Maritime Books For Sale 

We have hundreds of Duplicate Books available for sale. Click here to see what's in stock! Please note that this list will be updated as books are sold, and is therefore subject to change. Call 401-463-3570 to order!



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