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||Steamer||Lakewood||1925-09-25||12||Be in commission in 2-3 weeks|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Lala Rookh||1887-06-09||3||Captain of Lala Rookh fell in, not of the Linerla|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||Lalla Rookh||1886-05-13||3||Arrived, Manistee, wood, cleared, Manistee, brick, oats, & c.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||Lalla Rookh||1883-12-06||3||Ashore at Pentwater last week|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||Lalla Rookh||1882-02-02||3||60.34 ton - built at Manitowoc in 1881|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||Lalla Rookh||1882-01-26||3||Built in Manitowoc in 1881 by Jas. Butler, burthen 60.34|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Schooner||Lalla Rookh||1885-10-29||3||Laden with potatoes and slabs from Portage to Milwaukee, stopped in our harbor on account of contrary winds.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||Lalla Rookh||1881-08-04||3||Launched. Built by James Butler|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Lalla Rookh||1887-10-06||3||Ashore near Port Washington on Fri. has been stripped and abandoned|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Lambton||1927-12-16||6||Survivors of wreck landed|