You can shop online or in the ship gift shop.
“Unexpectedly excellent tour!” As an avid carferry fan it was only appropriate that I tour the ship. The guide was very knowledgeable in the history and I got an appreciation of what life was like aboard a vessel built almost 80 years ago. Excellent job!"
After the Grand Trunk car ferry SS Milwaukee was lost with a crew of
52 men in an October 1929 storm, it was replaced by the SS City of
Milwaukee. Built in 1931, the ferry operated for half a century hauling
loaded railcars across Lake Michigan. Serving the majority of her career
with the Grand Trunk Milwaukee Car Ferry Company, the ship spent her
last few operational years sailing for the Ann Arbor Railroad.
She survives today as the last unaltered example of a Great Lakes railroad car ferry designed with twin stacks, a classic profile, and triple-expansion engines. Now a museum ship and a National Historic Landmark, this remarkable vessel serves as a living memorial to the car ferries and the dedicated crews that sailed them.