Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee

aka SPCM, S.S. City of Milwaukee NHL, USCGC Acacia   |   Manistee, MI   |  http://www.carferry.com

Mission

Our mission is to preserve and maintain the railroad car ferry SS City of Milwaukee as an educational and historic artifact. The S.S. City of Milwaukee is utilized for tours, overnight lodging, rentals and events, with a focus on education, youth and tourism.

Ruling year info

1998

President

Mr Robert Strauss

Executive Director

Ms Linda Spencer

Main address

P.O. Box 394 99 Arthur St.

Manistee, MI 49660 USA

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EIN

38-2997645

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

History Museums (A54)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

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SPCM Programs

Our programs include interpretive public, school, scout and church group tours and overnight educational programs.  We also own and operate a marina and RV park.  For more information please visit our website at www.carferry.com
Membership is open to the public, and the we do not discriminate. The S.S. City of Milwaukee is a member of the Historic Naval Ships Association.

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Continue restoration of both of the ships and to continue utilizing them for tours, rentals, and Great Lakes maritime education.

building up our membership, increasing visitor numbers, utilizing the ships for promotional purposes

we are now moored in our permanent location. very accessable to our visitors and passers by.

We have accomplished permanent mooring, engaged an active board, advertising goals have been met and continue to increase. Driveway and parking lot paving have been completed. Some dock upgrades have been started. Customer restroom facilities upgraded. Potable water and sewage system update complete on the boat.



Critical funding still needed for USDA rural development loan.
Funding for property taxes and museum display case upgrades.

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Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2017
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Robert Strauss


Board co-chair

Tom Read

City of Chicago

Term: 2009 - 2010

Duane Nugent

no affiliation

Tom Read

no affiliation

Steve Johnson

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Robert Strauss

Ken Ottmann

Pat Brandon

Dan Hoenoke