According to the November 25, 1930, issue of the Muskegon Chronicle, "A special train brought several hundred business executives, public officials and railroad men [from] Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan to [the Manitowoc Shipbuilding yards] to witness the launching...Following the launching, the Manitowoc Shipbuilding corporation was host to 300 guests at luncheon in the Hotel Manitowoc. The 'City of Milwaukee' will make daily round trips between Milwaukee and Grand Haven until spring when its Michigan port will be Muskegon where a new carferry terminal and harbor developments are being completed."
From the book, S.S. City of Milwaukee, Art Chavez & Bob Strauss, Arcadia Publishing, 2011
We're closed for the remainder of 2016,
but will reopen Spring 2017.
Please visit us next year for our S.S. City of Milwaukee rentals, guided tours and Acacia self-guided tours! Plus, every October, the S.S. City of Milwaukee transforms into Manistee's Ghost Ship!
2017 Historic Tour Schedule
Upcoming 2017 Events
Reserve your rooms aboard the
S.S. City of Milwaukee or the Acacia!
$40.00 + tax, per night, per adult for the City of Milwaukee
($20 + tax per child)
Limited private rooms on the Acacia,
available for groups of 10 or more.
Please call for more information.