SS Milwaukee Clipper
The S.S. Milwaukee Clipper was built in 1904 as the S.S. Juniata , She carried 350 passengers and cargo between Buffalo, NY, and Duluth, MN from 1905 through 1936, when she was tied up with an uncertain future, because of her wooden superstructure, and declining revenue due to the Depression.
In 1940, the S.S. Juniata was purchased and was sent to Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co, to be rebuilt with an all-steel superstructure. She was christened as the S.S. Milwaukee Clipper in 1941, and carried 900 passengers and 120 automobiles between Muskegon, MI, and Milwaukee, WI. The run lasted until 1970 when she was pulled out of service.
After 1970 the ship was saved as an attraction in Chicago. Later, she was moved to Hammond, IN, where the ship was going to be used as a casino. The Clipper was brought back to Muskegon, MI, In 1997 to be used as a museum and banquet/convention center.
The Clipper was named a National Historic Landmark in 1989.
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About S S MILWAUKEE CLIPPER PRESERVATION INC
PO BOX 1370, MUSKEGON, MI 49443, US
At the Milwaukee Clipper, We are dedicated to preserving the SS Milwaukee Clipper for future generations. At the S. S. Milwaukee Clipper, a former passenger steamer, and Lake Michigan car ferry. We are the proud caretakers of this great ship, which is listed as a National Historic Landmark. With this honor comes the responsibility to restore and maintain this ship, the oldest remaining passenger ship on the Great Lakes. Please explore our website and plan your visit soon! If you are interested in helping us restore and maintain the ship, please sign up today as we need all the help we can get!
The S.S. Milwaukee Clipper Preservation Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit totally dependent on donations and funds raised through events, on-board ship tours, and proceeds from the ship store. There are no paid positions, just dedicated volunteers committed to preserving the ship. The organization is governed by a board.
2098 Lakeshore DriveMuskegon, MI 49441
September 30, 2021
- Community Outreach
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Any time you can put in is appreciated, and we need all the help we can get.
- Have fun, and we hope to see you onboard!