Lecture Series: The SS Christopher Columbus

presented by Todd Gordon of the
Wisconsin Marine Historical Society

The SS Christopher Columbus was built for the 1893 Worlds Fair in Chicago, and carried almost 2 million passengers from downtown Chicago to the fairgrounds during the exposition. After the fair, it was part of the passenger service industry between Chicago and Milwaukee. During its 40 year career, it reportedly carried more passengers than any other passenger vessel in history.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-04-2023 7:00 pm
Event End Date 10-04-2023 8:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 24
Individual Price Free
Location South Shore Yacht Club


South Shore Yacht Club
2300 E Nock Street
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 481-2331