Search below for stories about ships, lighthouses, sailors and anything else about life on Lake Michigan. The database contains references to articles from the Ahnapee (Algoma) Record (June 12, 1873 to Jan. 7, 1927), the Door County Advocate (Nov. 8, 1861 to Dec. 22, 1949), and the Manitowoc Pilot (June 14, 1859 to Dec. 28, 1899). The results will direct you to the date and page in these newspapers where the article can be found.
Microfilm copies of the Ahnapee (Algoma) Record are available at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library in Madison, Algoma Public Library in Algoma. Microfilm copies of the Door County Advocate are available at the Wisconsin Historical Society Library in Madison, the Door County Public Library in Sturgeon Bay, and the Brown County Library in Green Bay. Microfilm of the Manitowoc Pilot are available at the Manitowoc County Historical Society, the Manitowoc Public Library, and the Wisconsin Historical Society in Madison.
Check with your local library about obtaining the microfilm via interlibrary loan.
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Tug||Brooks||1885-01-29||3||Lifted a gang of nets Saturday and secured about 1,000 pounds of trout and on Sunday about 1,500 pounds, both for Lafond and Marr.|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Tug||Commodore Nutt||1883-08-16||3||The tug Commodore Nutt was in port yesterday, bound north.|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Schooner||Conquest||1879-11-27||4||The schooner Conquest, with 100 cords of wood on owner's account, cleared on Tuesday evening.|
|Door County Advocate||Tug||Effie L.||1903-11-28||1||Fireman fell into water|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Tug||Harrison Ludington||1899-10-06||3||The tug Harrison Ludington brought in a scow load of coal from Kewaunee Wednesday afternoon, The coal will be used as fuel for the dredge and tug here.|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||I. Watson Stephenson||1924-02-08||1||Captain of 18 years resigns|
|Door County Advocate||Tug||J. C. Ames||1908-11-19||1||Receiving general overhauling|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Tug||J. N. Brooks||1899-12-01||1||Left here for Jacksonport to tow a raft of logs to this port for the Veneer factory.|
|Door County Advocate||Tug||Lawrence||1886-10-14||3||Collided with tug George Nelson|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Mary Mills||1894-05-19||5||Loaded shingles|