SS City of Milwaukee

Local nameSS City of Milwaukee
LocationManistee, USA

The SS City of Milwaukee is a Great Lakes railroad car ferry that once plied Lake Michigan, often between Muskegon, Michigan and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was built for the Grand Trunk Milwaukee Car Ferry Company in 1931 at Manitowoc, Wisconsin to replace SS Milwaukee, which sank with all hands on October 22, 1929 during a gale. City of Milwaukee sailed for the Grand Trunk until 1978 when, as the last of their fleet of three to be sailing, she was chartered to the Ann Arbor Railroad. She sailed for this road until 1982, when she was retired permanently. She is currently preserved in Manistee, Michigan as a National Historic Landmark museum, currently undergoing preservation. In addition to being a museum to tour, she is also a bed and breakfast seasonally.City of Milwaukee is the last unmodified traditional railroad car ferry afloat upon the lakes, still with her triple expansion steam engine, original woodwork and brass fixtures.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_City_of_Milwaukee

Official Website http://www.carferry.com/

Email lspencer@carferry.com

Phone +1 231 723 3587

Coordinates 44°15'33.823" N -86°18'53.877" E

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