There are actually quite a few of them within a short driving distance of each other. There are a few more that we didn't go see and I guess I'll have to do that some other day.
Our first stop was the S.S. Keewatin in Douglas, Michigan. The town itself is a little bit south of Saugatuck and sits near the mouth of the Kalamazoo River. I don't think this ship was in the town proper though, so I can't really say much about the town.
The ship was built in Glasgow, Scotland in 1907 and sailed to Montreal on her maiden voyage. She was longer than the Welland Canal at the time, so she had to split in half in order to make that part of the voyage. She was put back together on the other side.
In 1908, she began her regular passenger service from Owen Sound (on the eastern portion of Lake Huron) to Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay) as the Canadian Pacific Railroad didn't connect those cities by railroad. She was retired from service in 1965 as she was deemed a fire hazard with all the wood paneling and what not. She is the last of the classic Great Lakes Steamships still afloat.One of the nicer staterooms on the ship. But still a bit crowded for my tastes. I forget what they said it would cost to travel in one of these rooms but they were one of the more expensive rooms.