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||Barge||116||1905-02-04||1||Whaleback sold - going to coast|
|Door County Advocate||Barge||127||1905-02-04||1||Whaleback sold 2 mo. ago|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Barge||132||1894-10-18||3||Whaleback stranded near Ashtabala on Saturday last.|
|Door County Advocate||Consort||137||1902-05-31||1||Ashore on Pilot island|
|Door County Advocate||Opening and closing of season||1862 - 1874||1874-05-07||3|
|Door County Advocate||Season of opening navigation||1866 - 1878||1878-03-21||3||1866 - 1878|
|Door County Advocate||Barge||201||1905-02-04||1||Whaleback sold 2 mo. ago|
|Door County Advocate||Barge||202||1905-02-04||1||Whaleback sold 2 mo. ago|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Sub-Chaser||412||1923-08-24||1||Submarine chaser 412 here to recruit lake units.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Steamer||A Carnegie||1898-01-06||3||Capacity of 180,000 bu. wheat. One of Man. fleet of wheat boat loads here and Chicago.|