SS CITY OF MILWAUKEE
Type: Railroad Car & Passenger Ferry
Length: 347.9 feet
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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 carrying 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.
During World War II the ship ferried war materials across Lake Michigan and provided training for Coast Guard and Navy officers. The ship is open to the public for guided tours, special events and private party rentals.
SS City of Milwaukee is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark.
Shortly after entering service in 1931.
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