S.S. City of Milwaukee

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S.S. City of Milwaukee

99 Arthur Street
Manistee, MI 49660
Regions: North
Phone: (231) 723-3587
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Go to www.carferry.com for tour times and upcoming events that help support the preservation efforts.

Services Provided:


Learn about a unique piece of Great Lakes rail and shipping history.A one hour guided walking tour through all five decks of crew and passenger areas allows one to experience a 1930s rail car ferry in its original splendor.




Overlooking Manistee Lake, the S.S. City of Milwaukee and Coast Guard cutter Acacia offer an exciting alternative for your event that will certainly offer you and your guests a memorable experience. Ship rentals are available for weddings,business meetings, birthday parties and other special events.Please contact us for pricing


Seasonal spaces are available for the rv park and marina. On-site showers, fish cleaning station and electricity are available.


One camper is available for rent. Sleeps six comfortably. $60.00 per night. You provide your own linens. Two night rental min. May through October


Discover the experience of lodging aboard a 1930's Great Lakes steamship. Passenger, crew, and officer rooms are available. The City of Milwaukee is unchanged from the days of varnished oak and polished brass. Step back in time, and enjoy an evening making new friends, spending time with your family, playing bard games, walking the decks and enjoying your surroundings or visit downtown Manistee and our beautiful beaches.



Every Autumn the SS City of Milwaukee hosts a unique haunted "house" on Friday and Saturday nights in October.


Contact us for volunteer opportunities.

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