We open for the season on May 3rd!


The S.S. City of Milwaukee is open for guided tours, overnight lodging and event rentals!  Plus, our U.S. Coast Guard  cutter Acacia self-guided tours are back!  Make one stop, see two historic ships!

And every October, the S.S. City of Milwaukee transforms into

Manistee'sGhost Ship 

Ghostship was awarded!

News/Current Events

On Saturday September 9, Ghostship sponsored popcorn for the 7:30 showing of It at The Vogue Theatre.
Look at our beautiful logo displayed on the big screen!


Closed for the season..see you in May!


Bed & Breakfast click for info!

History Corner

Jan 14, 2000. The SS City of Milwaukee is moved from Frankfort/Alberta to Manistee.
November 11, 1978-City of Milwaukee steamed to Elberta to begin working on the Ann Arbor route.
November 22, 1978-The City of Milwaukee was chartered to the Ann Arbor Railroad Co. and started the Frankfort, MI -Kewaunee, WI service.

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."

Greatlakes Giftshop Highlights

Lexis Corner

Lexi says 'Its all in the DECALS "
Lexi wants you to come check out our decals. They are sturdy, dont fade, and stick well to your car.
Plus, they are Made in the USA



S.S. City of Milwaukee - National Historic Landmark

Thank you for your support of the
    S.S. City of Milwaukee and USCGC Acacia!