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Docked in Muskegon, Michigan, the Milwaukee Clipper is the oldest American passenger steamship today that is on the Great Lakes. It is officially known as the S/S Milwaukee Clipper or the S/S Clipper.

Initially called as the S/S Juniata, the Milwaukee Clipper was built in 1904 in the shipyards of American Shipbuilding Company in Cleveland, Ohio. She was built for the marine division of the Pennsylvania Railroad and designed to carry 350 passengers. Sadly, the Panama Canal Act went into effect that same year, preventing railroad companies to own steamships and forcing the company to sell their fleet. It was then acquired by the Great Lakes Transit Corporation which used the Juniata until 1937.

In 1940, the Juniata was acquired and used as a cross-lake streamer for Lake Michigan. It was renovated and modernized to what it is today, and renamed the Milwaukee Clipper. It then served as a museum ship from 1970 until 2007. Restorations are currently being planned today.
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