On November 14, 1765, Robert Fulton was born. ⚓️ Image of a 19th c. lithograph depicting Robert Fulton presenting a steamship to Napoleon Bonaparte in 1803. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Did you know that STEAM jobs are outpacing graduates? SSHSA’s education program (shiphistory.org) works to expose students to STEAM subjects early and prepare them for tomorrow’s jobs! Giving Tuesday is Nov. 27 and we ask you to consider supporting STEAM education. For just $100 we can reach 5 students. Link to donate in bio. Share your story with #givingsteameducation ⚓️
We celebrate #VeteransDay to honor the men and women who serve our country in peace and war. 3.1 million tons of merchant ships were lost in World War II. Mariners died at a rate of 1 in 26, which was the highest rate of casualties of any service. We thank all veterans for their service to our nation. ⚓️
Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the sinking of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. The freighter sank in a massive storm on eastern Lake Superior on November 10, 1975, losing the entire crew of 29.
Giving Tuesday is November 27, 2018 and we ask that you consider supporting our STEAM education program (www.shiphistory.org) in your year-end giving. For just $100 we can reach 5 students. Donate at https://www.sshsa.org/support/donate.html and share your story on social media with #GivingSTEAMEducation
Have a #happyhalloween filled with lollipops and other sweet treats! ⚓️ Images of Lolli the Clown who entertains children and passes out lollipops on board the Good Ship Lollipop, Edward O. Clark Collection, SSHSA Archives.
On October 29, 1932, the Normandie was launched. ⚓️ French Line poster for services to England and France with stylized illustration of the Normandie, Ile de France, and Paris. From the Stephen Barrett Chase Collection, SSHSA Archives.
There are plenty of treats waiting for you in the next copy of PowerShips. Issue 307 will be arriving shortly, crammed full of stories that help keep our country’s maritime heritage alive. Join or renew now to make sure you receive this member benefit. Link in bio.
Did you know that many of our lessons on STEAMing Into the Future (shiphistory.org) are interdisciplinary? This primary source from the Hudson River Line shows food purchases over the years and can be used for mathematics or social studies to discuss the effects of the Great Depression. Check out our education program at shiphistory.org to see what other interesting materials from our archives you can bring into your classrooms!!
On October 20, 1910, the Olympic was launched. ⚓️ White Star Line poster of the R.M.S. Olympic for service from Europe to America. Stephen Barrett Chase Collection, SSHSA Archives.
#yesterdayinhistory Copy for an Aquitania menu, October 17, 1932. It's on thin onion skin type paper. ⚓️ From the John Maxtone-Graham Collection, SSHSA Archives.
On this day, October 16, 1946, the RMS Queen Elizabeth made her maiden voyage. ⚓️ Art by Don Stoltenberg.
Loading an Ocean Liner, Galveston, TX, undated. ⚓️ From our Postcard Collection, SSHSA Archives.
US Sailors Life, A Boxing Match, 1906. ⚓️ From our Postcard Collection, SSHSA Archives.
US Sailor’s Life Sewing Class, 1909. ⚓️ From our Postcard Collection, SSHSA Archives.