S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker

The S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker at the National Museum of the Great Lakes costs approximately $5/person in addition to the admission fee to National Museum of the Great Lakes.

  • Open: Tours are offered May thru October on Saturdays at 2pm and last 1 1/2 hours.
  • Location: (Map It) at the National Museum of the Great Lakes at 1701 Front St. in Toledo, Ohio
  • Phone: 419-214-5000 ext. 200
  • Web: http://www.inlandseas.org/

S.S. Col. James M. Schoonmaker Museum Ship is at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio:   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 the 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, photographs and artifacts.