Charity Auction

for a Trip on a
Great Lakes

The Interlake Steamship Company is offering a trip aboard a working Great Lake Freighter. Trips onboard a working freighter are only available to the shipping companies customers. Before this Auction, the only way for the general public to take a cruise on a working Great Lakes freighter was to take a chance in a raffle drawing.

For a short time you can place a bid for a trip to take place during the 2005 sailing season between the months of June and September on an Interlake Vessel.

 If you are the highest bidder, you and five friends will cruise on a four to six day voyage aboard an Interlake Freighter. While onboard you will rest comfortably in private staterooms and view the scenery from the guest lounge. Proceeds from the Auction go to benefit the non-profit School for Friends in Washington, D.C.

Departure port and dates will be coordinated with the highest bidder.  To purchase a ticket aboard a Great Lakes cruise ship like the C. Columbus, you can pay over $4,000 per person. This trip on  is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to guarantee you will be cruising on a working freighter in the summer of 2005.

Winner must be flexible concerning scheduling and port of departure/return. Guests are required to adhere to all company polices and safety procedures.

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For more information and to bid Click here.  Bidding closes on April 22, 2004 at noon. To bid on any item, download the absentee bid form via adobe acrobat, and fax it to:

If you have questions or cannot download the bid form, please email