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.
|Door County Advocate||Tug||T. H. Camp||1900-11-24||1||Sunk in chanal off W. coast of Madeline island|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Tug||Unknown||1889-05-23||3||Officer from Andy Johnson boarded vessels in the harbor, checked papers and made a general inspection. Tug Unknown also checked.|
|Door County Advocate||Tug||W. Dickenson||1912-01-18||1||Repairs to damage due to ice|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Steamer||Wilkesbarre||1911-10-20||1||The steamer Wilkesbarre of the Lehigh Valley fleet, bound down, collided with the lightship Kewaunee, st4ationed above the sunken steamer Joliet.|
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|Door County Advocate||Fishing tug||?||1890-06-07||5||Sold for $650|
|Door County Advocate||Tug||?||1901-08-17||1||Info given - built for Waukegan parties|
|Door County Advocate||Tug||?||1901-09-07||1||New - machinery put in|
|Door County Advocate||Tug||?||1901-08-31||1||New tug - info|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||?Shram||1882-05-04||3||Clay Banks. Of Sheboygan, is now loading posts for F. Paarmann.|