To Record, Preserve and Disseminate the History of Engine-Powered
Please feel free to use this site to look into some of
the history of the West Coast via our "Ocean
Times" newsletter. In "Ocean Times"
all of the articles and photographs are original works
by our own local members (click below).
to the "Ocean Times" editor to ask
questions, obtain information for your personal research
or just to satisfy your curiosity on a subject. Just click
on the e-mail link and ask away!
Many of our families who immigrated over fifty years ago
came to America via the great fleet of ocean liners, combination
cargo/passenger liners, worked their way across on a tramp
steamer or whatever - it took the ships to get them here.
Many of our families have earned their livings on the
vessels of the inland and ocean lanes of commerce and
contributed greately to our personal and community heritage
- this is the history of those vessels.
your journey through the pages of the Steamship Historical
Society of America, Southern California Chapter.
Steamship Historical Society (SSHSA) is an organization
dedicated to preserving artifacts and memories from the
Steamship days of the past. Our Mission is to make available
Steamship information and to encourage conservation efforts.
Through SSHSA membership we initiate and support preservation
movements, exchange research information and generate funds
for a library operation, for art work restoration and safekeeping
and for exhibits. Our members find it fun and rewarding
to be in the society. We also publish STEAMBOAT
BILL, our journal dedicated to steamship history,
on a quarterly basis.
is open. Dues are very modest. Benefits are described
below. Rewards of preserving memories can be great. Read
about our activities below and if SteamShip affairs interest
you, we invite to "come aboard" today.