Ride the Dewey Line

An Award-Winning Experience Awaits You

American Association for

State & Local History

2022 Albert B.

Corey Award

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Historical Society

2022 Outstanding

Collaborative Project

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Society of Innovators

at Purdue Northwest

2022 Team Award


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Pick Your Voyage

Your excursion on magnificent Cedar Lake will depart from the Cedar Lake pier. Check-in is required at The Museum at Lassen’s Resort front desk.

Premium Route

From Coffin’s Shady Beach at the south end to Midway Ballroom at the north shore, discover Cedar Lake’s resort-era history. Note: Steamer Dewey capacity limited to 16 passengers for this route.

45 minutes
$35 adult/$30 child under age 13

Monon Route

Journey to the site of the former Monon Railroad Depot from Lassen’s Resort while you learn the science of steam power and how Cedar Lake became a resort destination.

20 minutes
$15 per person

Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a taste of Cedar Lake history on the nostalgia cruise aboard Baby Dewey (6 passenger electric boat) featuring small plates inspired by traditional resort menu items.

70 minutes
$450 per charter

Steamy Side of Cedar Lake

Adults 21+ will discover colorful stories of gambling, gangsters, and brothels from Cedar Lake history while you enjoy food & beverages prepared by Lassen’s Resort Chef Erik A. Hinds. Each guest receives a charcuterie box and 2 beverages. Choose from 3 signature cocktails crafted by Chef Hinds, Lassen’s Sparking Lemonade, or a selection of beer and wine.

The Steamy Side of Cedar Lake aboard Steamer Dewey is a 21 and over cruise experience. Valid ID must be presented at time of check-in at The Museum at Lassen’s Resort registration desk to consume alcohol onboard. Absolutely NO beverages may be brought onboard for consumption. Charcuterie and 2 beverage choices (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) per person are included in the cruise purchase, must be selected at the time of online booking, and will be provided onboard after the captain has completed safety instruction. No beverage substitutions will be available onboard.

55 minutes
$95 adult

Pick Your Vessel

Steam Through History Week

Baby Dewey

Experience a taste of Cedar Lake nostalgia on a sunset dinner cruise aboard Baby Dewey featuring small plates inspired by traditional resort menu items. Reserve select Mondays & Thursdays from June 20th to September 26th. Call for current menu 219.390.9423. View our Alcohol Policy

Steam Through History Week

Steamer Dewey

Steam across Cedar Lake in an authentic 1915 steamboat. Seats up to 20 passengers. Choose from multiple routes on Wednesdays from June 12th to September 25th. Special Event: July 24th – Steam Through History Day

2024 Steamboat Sponsors

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Charter a Vessel

Looking for a unique experience for your special occasion, business meeting, or group outing? Consider chartering a Dewey Line vessel. Charter availability is limited to weekdays.

Cedar Lake Venue Rental Party

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Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Walk-ups are permitted, but the buy one, get one free promotion will not be available.

Alcohol Policy

Cedar Lake Historical Association, Inc. and The Museum at Lassen’s Resort’s Dewey Line want to provide a fun and memorable experience with safety, respect, kindness and self-control as tour goals for staff, passengers, shore, waterways, boat and dock property. We encourage appropriate behavior throughout the Baby Dewey Sunset Dinner cruises.

Bring your favorite beverage, beer or wine if you wish. We do not sell alcohol on board. If you choose to bring beer or wine, we allow consumption of 3 beers per person or 6 pack for 2. The equivalent of one bottle of wine/champagne for 2 people. All beverages must be in cans or plastic containers. No red beverages or glass containers will be permitted. Prior to embarkation, all beverages will be transferred to a cooler that fits aboard the boat. The Captain is in charge of the boat and will ask everyone to abide to our policies. Inappropriate behavior may result in early termination of your cruise without a refund. Examples include but are not limited to: extreme intoxication, littering, damage to the boat, equipment, docks, excessive noise, offensive language / behavior, failing to adhere to crew leadership and safety instruction. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to consume alcohol onboard.

We look forward to sharing a Baby Dewey Sunset Dinner Cruise experience with you!