Steamship Historical Society Collection
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1029 Waterman Avenue
East Providence, RI 02916
The collection is organized by shipping line. Items include passenger rates and schedules, deck plans, tour information, ship descriptions, shipping line histories, geographical areas of operation, and type of vessel.
There are over 300,000 photographic images of passenger liners, cruise ships, lake and coastal ships, river steam boats, tugboats, cargo vessels, military transports, and work boats are arranged in this collection by ship name. These ships date from the mid-1800's to present.
Plans range from general arrangement plans with minimal dimensional information to detailed builder plans. Ships date from the early 1800's to the 1950's.
Nautical related information which includes harbor descriptions, shipyard information, military historical accounts, geographical nautical information, shipwreck and salvage information and newspaper clippings.