SSHSA publishes PowerShips: The Magazine of Engine-Powered Vessels in full color and packed with exciting and informative features on maritime subjects that bring the past to life. Launched in 1940 as The Steamboat Bill of Facts, the SSHSA has published this quarterly magazine continuously for 75 years, without interruption.

This 88-page magazine includes regional columns from across the United States and overseas, special columns on cruise ships, yachts, tugboats, reviews of newly published maritime books and much more. SSHSA publishes and distributes PowerShips on January 15th, April 15th, July 15th and October 15th.

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AHOY! is SSHSA’s quarterly newsletter. It keeps friends and members up-to-date on maritime activities, special events, and trade news items of high interest. SSHSA distributes AHOY!  February 15th, May 15th, August 15th, and November 15th.

A quarterly member e-newsletter, each issue of The Telegraph covers “Members Only” activities at SSHSA Chapters, SSHSA events, special cruises, SSHSA awards, and other news specifically related to our members. Become a member here!

SSHSA distributes The Telegraph on March 15th, June 15th, September 15th, and December 15th.


About SSHSA Publications

Serving in its capacity as an educational organization, SSHSA publishes books about maritime history by expert authors. These books include Gordon Ghareeb and Martin Cox’s From Hollywood to Honolulu, The Story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company.

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