Step back in time and enjoy the unique setting of a 1920 design railroad car ferry. For 50 years the Steamship City of Milwaukee crossed Lake Michigan carrying freight on her car deck. The upper decks including passenger and Officer rooms are available for you to enjoy. The Four Boys room is located on the Engineers Hallway. It is outfitted with two sets of bunk beds for a total of four beds. Four small closets and a writing desk are also in the room.
The SS City of Milwaukee is 360' long ship as well as a National Historic Landmark. We have passenger staterooms and crew quarters that are beautifully appointed in oak trim and styled with craftsman elegance. Staterooms and quarters are restored from the original 1929 design and sleep 1 to 4 people in a room.
The passenger common area provides a comfortable place to relax and socialize. The Grand Saloon has comfy vintage chairs and oriental rugs. The observation room provides a airy space to write, play board games, and/or cards. The interior of the ship allows you to feel as if you transported back in time to a era before televisions (though cell phones still work!).
The ship's deck space provides the perfect advantage to lounge in the sun and watch nature from our provided deck chairs. The boat is moored in Lake Manistee with beautiful views of natural wetlands and the surrounding town activity.
In addition to the staterooms, guests have access to passenger lounge areas that provide ample room for relaxing, reading, and family games. Restrooms and shower facilities are provided aboard the ship, and additional restrooms on shore. Stroll the open outdoor decks of the ship or take the opportunity to lounge, watch a sunset, or the sunrise over Manistee Lake.
Guests have access to the shore-side picnicking facilities and gas grill. There is a microwave and refrigerator aboard the ship for your use.
Check in begins at 3pm. Arriving after 6pm? That's ok we will make arrangements to meet you on shore when you plan to arrive. All check in must be before 11pm.
Check out time is 10:30 am.
The lower levels of the ship are only available during our regular tour hours, with a paid guided tour. The top three levels are available for you to enjoy during your stay. After you have checked in and have been shown to your room, we encourage you to enjoy the ship and our surrounding areas. You have free access to come and go.
Our Gift Shop is located on shore and we have a variety of souvenir items. The shop will be open 9am to 6pm.
The ships crew will assist you in checking in and provide you with any services you may require. The Ships purser will stay on board and can answer any questions you may have concerning the ship as well as the surrounding area; we are well versed in both the history of the ship and the local area.
We are located between the Little River Casino Resort and Downtown Manistee, Michigan. Manistee is located on the Manistee River as well as Lake Michigan. This quaint town offers many activities ranging from sitting on the beach to world-class fly fishing.
The Manistee National Forest is close to town and has ample trails and river activities. The National Forest has over a million acres of public land across north Michigan. In addition to hundreds of miles of two-track jeep trails, the Big M and Red Bridge mountain bike trails offer more intermediate rides. Hiking on the North Country Tail and many smaller trails help to make this a great place to experience the ecological wonder of Michigan.
For entertainment Manistee offers a mix of the new and old! The newly renovated Vogue Theater is a 1938 movie house offering first run movies. The Ramsdell Theater is a 100 year old theater offering a variety of stage shows through the summer. Many of the bars in downtown offer live music throughout summer. If you are looking for more excitement, the Little River Casino and Resort has many live shows and events.
The Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area is about 15 miles south of town. If you are looking to #findyourpark, this may be it!
Manistee has three public beaches and a riverwalk. Freighters and sail boats can often be seen passing through the towns two drawbridges. The public beaches offer amenities such as shelters, fish cleaning stations, and two piers. Many public access rustic beaches can be accessed along Lakeshore Drive to the north.
Downtown dining ranges from classical fine food, great bar food, family style dinning, and local organic fair. Select from a variety of bars for nightlife or simply go for a nighttime stroll down the boardwalk. You can also enjoy Manistee's historic downtown shopping area. The local casino offers fine dining and buffet style food. The crew can offer recommendations for fine dining or the best dive bar!
The SS City of Milwaukee is a National Historic Landmark; as such we expect guests to show respect to this piece of history as well as the historic exhibits. We ask guests to respect our neighbors by keeping quiet during hours between 11:00pm to 8:00am. As this is a historic ship, caution is expected to be exercised when moving about the ship. Lower decks are not accessible during overnights, but tours are offered.
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Hi, I have been working for the S.S. City of Milwaukee for 12 years. I love the ship and it is my passion to continue restoring her to her original condition. I love to share the history of the car ferries and share with others the story of her restoration journey,