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You are invited to celebrate the 92nd Anniversary of the

S.S. City of Milwaukee

1931 - 2023

Saturday, August 26th, 2023

The day will begin with our annual Voter's Meeting at 9:45am. The Silent Auction will follow, at 11am. We will also be offering a catered lunch onboard. There are several wonderful speakers who will be joining us to present throughout the day, beginning at 11am, with:

  • 11am - Brian Jaeschke, Curator at the Mackinac State Historic Places. He will be presenting on the Strait’s Ferries.

  • 1:30pm - Art Chavez will be joining us to discuss his new book, The Lake Michigan Car Ferry Badger, along with car ferry loading aprons.

  • 2:30pm - Bruce Groeneveld will be presenting on the S.S. Madison & S.S. Grand Rapids car deck raising, and August 29, 1949 apron collapse loading the Madison.

  • 4pm - Tim Foster will be presenting on the sinking of the car ferry Ann Arbor #4.

Lunch will be catered by The Painted Lady and served at 12, for $13/person. It will consist of broasted chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, and salad. Ice water, or lemonade will be included. The Detroit Coney Cart, of Manistee, will be set up in the parking lot at dinner time.

We will be offering rooms on the ship for those who wish to stay the night. Please contact us to arrange a room, and payment.

All members of the organization, and the public, are invited to join us.

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