Newspaper Search

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.

Newspaper Object Name Date Page Notes
Door County Advocate Consort A. A. Carpenter 1898-07-16 1 Delivered coal
Manitowoc Pilot Schooner-Barge A. A. Carpenter 1881-06-30 3 Tonnage 541, built at Manitowoc in 1881 by Rand & Burger
Manitowoc Pilot Barge A. A. Carpenter 5 Built by Burger & Burger and its predecessors in the city of Manitowoc with date - 1881
Door County Advocate Barge A. A. Carpenter 1908-09-17 1 On dry dock - damage evaluated
Door County Advocate Schooner A. A. Carpenter 1912-12-12 1 Winter in Sturgeon Bay
Door County Advocate Barge A. A. Carpenter 1894-04-28 5 In port with coal
Door County Advocate Barge A. A. Carpenter 1885-12-31 3 Wintering at Menekaune or Menominee
Door County Advocate Sail-barge A. A. Carpenter 1881-05-19 3 200,000 brick on deck + none in hold
Door County Advocate Stone carrier A. A. Carpenter 1917-04-12 1 Brought from canal to dock
Door County Advocate Barge A. A. Carpenter 1918-04-11 4 Towed by tug Gillen

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This database is a cooperative effort of the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association (WUAA), the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS), and the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. The project is spearheaded by WUAA member Russel Leitz, who helped develop a framework for the database and painstakingly combed through 54 years of the Ahnapee (Algoma) Record, 87 years of the Door County Advocate and 40 years of the Manitowoc Pilot for maritime news. The more than 50,000 references are the fruit of his labor alone.

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