The Steamship Historical Society of America

2500 Post Road
Warwick, RI 02886-2244
(401) 463-3570
Matthew S. Schulte, Executive Director
[email protected]
http://www.sshsa.org/

The Steamship Historical Society of America records, preserves, and disseminates the history of engine powered vessels. The Steamship Historical Society of America is a non-profit organization with a worldwide membership base. They strive to be the most comprehensive power ship history resource for education, information, and research purposes.

MISSION: The mission of the Steamship Historical Society of America is to record, preserve, and disseminate the history of engine-powered vessels.

What Makes SSHSA Different?: In 1935 seven steamship historians and collectors formed the Steamship Historical Society of America as a means of bringing together amateur and professional historians interested in the history and development of steam navigation, past and present.

Today SSHSA stewards a collection of hundreds of thousands of images, artifacts, periodicals, artwork, official records, memorabilia, and ephemera archived in more than 100 collections and devoted exclusively to the history of engine-powered vessels, their passengers and crew.  SSHSA also publishes the quarterly magazine PowerShips and has taken on the role of conservationist through our digital conservation project, the Image Porthole.

Our members include maritime collectors and artists, current and former crew members, historians and students, genealogists, scuba divers, cruise travelers, ship engineers and architects, and maritime history enthusiasts.

SSHSA holds non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt status and remains the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the world. SSHSA is a vital source and authority of the nautical and maritime history of engine-powered vessels, from the earliest steam-powered ships to modern ocean liners.

The Steamship Historical Society of America records, preserves, and disseminates the history of engine powered vessels. The Steamship Historical Society of America is a non-profit organization with a worldwide membership base. They strive to be the most comprehensive power ship history resource for education, information, and research purposes.

 


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