S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship

The S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship – formerly the SS. Willis B. Boyer – was rechristened to its original name after a complete restoration. Admission is $7/adult and $6 for kids and seniors. Group discounts – Call admission info.

  • Open: Usually Fri – Sun from Memorial Day to Labor Day but call to confirm hours of operation
  • Location: (Map It) International Park in Toledo, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-936-3070
  • Web: http://www.inlandseas.org/

S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship:  If you are in Northwest Ohio, a Great Lakes museum ship awaits. The S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker, formerly the S.S. Willis B. Boyer, and originally the S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker was once known as the “Queen of the Lake Freighters.” It served for 69 years, built in 1911 and retired in 1980. It opened on the East shore of the Maumee River across from downtown Toledo in 1987. The tour is a fascinating history lesson of Great Lakes shipping. It features the quarters of crew and captain, the officers dining room, kitchen and crew eating counter along with the cavernous center hull, pilot house, boiler room, and much more including memorabilia, photography and artifacts.