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S.S. City of Milwaukee
The SS City of Milwaukee is the last of six sister ships designed in the 1920s and built by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding company out of Wisconsin. It is located in Manistee, Michigan. It is available for tours, facility rental, contains a bed and breakfast (May through early Sept.) and hosts the annual GhostShip Haunted House every Friday and Sat in Oct at 7:30 pm.
The USCGC Acacia (WLB 406) is one of 39 180-foot seagoing buoy tenders built for the US Coast Guard between 1942 and 1944. It is available for tours and facility rental. It was decommissioned in 2006 and acquired by the SPSSCOMNHL in Spring, 2009.
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May 6th - Open for tours
May 26th - Open for overnights
"Don't miss If in the area. Historic and educational tour that keeps alive the tradition and importance of railway car transportation across lake Michigan. Nice affordable gift shop and easy parking." - Ted L
"Really enjoyed our tour, the guide was very knowledgeable! I love seeing older boats and machinery and find the 'old school' craftsmanship fascinating, considering the differences in today's manufacturing technology vs. what they had to work with in the 1930s." - Alan P
"My recent visit was nothing shy of delightful. The tour was great and our stay was a amazing. The staff aboard this beautiful piece of history was very helpful and respectful. We will see you guys again very soon!!" - Steve D
"Great ship to tour. Fantastic history along with a well preserved ship. You can even stay over night during the summer. Next to it is the USCGC Acacia that looks like it came out of service yesterday. Both definitely with the visit." - Jason B
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