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Praising the past and welcoming new leadership

SSHSA had a successful Annual Meeting and "transition of the gavel" from one person to another while participating as a leading sponsor in the 11th Maritime Heritage Conference last month in New Orleans.

Coming up in PowerShips #307

The next issue of PowerShips is in production now and will be mailed in mid-October. There's still time to renew your membership today - make sure you don't miss it! Meantime, check out some of the highlights from the spring 2018 issue!

Grant will help build cases for unique models

If you've visited the Ship History Center in the last year, you have probably noticed the impressive models of ocean liners such as the Leviathan and the Imperator.

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Workshop mixes science and history at Ship History Center

We are steaming ahead with our new educational program, teaming up with teachers from around New England to incorporate some of SSHSA's amazing archive into today's classrooms.

RI shipwreck presentation now online

Thanks to everyone who came out last month for our presentation on Shipwrecks in Rhode Island with Historian Charlotte Taylor. More than 40 people packed our headquarters in Warwick for a spirited discussion of the countless number of vessels that met their end along the shores of the Ocean State.

A celebration in New York

This is time of year when the spirit of the season is upon us. And as the old adage goes, it's often better to give than to receive. Thanks to the kindness of many, we here at SSHSA are usually on the receiving end.

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