Built as the Juniata in 1904, Rebuilt as the SS Milwaukee Clipper in 1941
In 1977, the Milwaukee Clipper was towed to Chicago, renamed the Clipper, and tied up at Navy Pier to be a floating museum and event facility. In 1983, the Clipper was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1983, the Clipper was towed to Hammond, Indiana to be the centerpiece of a proposed museum. However, in 1996 the ship was displaced by a gambling vessel. In 1997 the Great Lakes CLIPPER Preservation Association was formed, dedicated to preserving the now legendary steamship. The new owners towed her to Muskegon where she was rechristened as the SS Milwaukee Clipper and became a museum.