The National Historic Landmark vessel S.S. City of Milwaukee is the last surviving traditional Great Lakes railroad car ferry. These unique and sturdy vessels navigated the frozen and storm tossed inland seas caring passengers and entire freight trains for a century. The ship features two triple expansion steam engines and four scotch fire tube boilers. The sturdy ice breaking riveted steel hull is complimented by varnished oak and brass interiors done in the craftsman style.
No Longer There
During World War II the ship ferried war materials across Lake Michigan and provided training for Coast Guard and Navy officers.
It was moved from this location to Manistee, MI in 2004.