When you are driving along US-31 through Manistee it is hard to miss the SS City of Milwaukee and the USCGC Acacia. Both ships have been decommissioned and tied up on Lake Manistee and are serving out their retirement as museum ships.
The SS City of Milwaukee was built in 1930 for the railroad is a ferry for transporting railroad cars across Lake Michigan. She was retired in 1980. The Acacia was built for the Coast Guard during WWII and served as a buoy tender on the Great Lakes until she was retired in 2006.
The past few times I have been in Manistee it is has been in the off-season. Hopefully, I can stop by sometime in the summer and take a tour.
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