Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Launch of 'PowerShips' Magazine

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The Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) has launched, “PowerShips,” a new quarterly magazine, to celebrate its 75th year as a central resource of maritime history. With extensive collections of maritime photos, periodicals, artwork, official records, memorabilia and ephemera, SSHSA is a vital source and authority on the nautical and maritime history of engine-powered vessels.

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The cover of the new "PowerShips" magazine, featuring an article on the recently-restored, historic passenger liner "Rotterdam."

'PowerShips,' reflects the Society today

The Steamship Historical Society of America (SSHSA) has launched, “PowerShips,” a new quarterly magazine, to celebrate its 75th year as a central resource of maritime history.

The completely redesigned and updated, “PowerShips,” which formerly was titled, “Steamboat Bill,” for 70 years was the official member magazine of SSHSA.

“’PowerShips,’ reflects the Society today,” said Robert Cleasby, SSHSA president. “Our mission has broadened over the years, along with the depth and breadth of our collections.”

The collections now include 400,000 maritime photographic images, and an archive including tens of thousands of periodicals, artwork, and ephemera, including brochures, postcards and official records, plus scale models and seafaring memorabilia related to steamboats, ocean liners, cruise ships, tugs, ferries, freighters, tankers and other vessels,” he said.

“We are devoted to preserving the entirety of our rich maritime history,” Cleasby added, including those historic vessels in jeopardy today.”

“PowerShips,” contains a mix of in-depth articles, columns, photos and illustrations about the history of engine-powered vessels, their crews, shipwrights and passengers, as well as news of current maritime history events, nautical activities and issues, all published in full-color.

In addition to its official quarterly magazine, SSHSA publishes newsletters and books of high interest to the thousands of enthusiastic members throughout the world.

To learn more about the Steamship Historical Society of America, its extensive collections and wide-ranging activities, visit: http://www.sshsa.org.

About SSHSA
The Steamship Historical Society of America is a tax-exempt educational organization established in 1935. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in the world and is considered a vital source and authority on the nautical and maritime history of engine-powered vessels, from the earliest steam powered ships to today’s modern passenger liners. The SSHSA is dedicated to recording, preserving, and distributing information about all types of engine powered vessels. For more information or to join the SSHSA, visit: http://www.sshsa.org.

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