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||Sail vessel||Z. G. Simmons||1898-02-05||1||One of fleet moored in Chicago|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Schooner||Z. G. Simmons||1886-07-08||3||The schooners Sea Star, Lady Ellen, Nellie Detroit, Z. G. Simmons, Tempest and Ole Oleson all loaded cargoes at this port this week.|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||Z. G. Simmons||1889-08-17||5||Ran on point coming out of Baileys Harbor|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||Z. G. Simmons||1901-12-28||1||Wintering at Milwaukee|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||Z. G. Simmons||1902-06-14||1||Wind bound|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Schooner||Z. G. Simmons||1889-11-21||3||The schooner Z. G. Simmons of Racine, went ashore off Jacksonport, during a heavy fog on Tuesday morning.|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||Z. G. Simmons||1894-11-03||5||In port|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||Z. G. Simmons||1897-04-10||1||Sailor fell from masthead|
|Door County Advocate||Z. G. Simmons||1900-07-14||1||Dragged in wind into Monitor|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||Z. G. Simmons||1896-11-07||5||In for shelter|