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||Schooner||York State||1897-10-02||1||To Chicago with lumber|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||York State||1897-12-04||1||Forecastle catching fire|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||York State||1898-11-26||1||Smith brought it in from lake|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||York State||1899-05-06||1||1st trip to Thompson|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||York State||1900-03-31||1||Receiving large repairs in Chicago|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||York State||1901-06-29||1||On dock for caulking|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Schooner||York State||1900-09-28||1||During the heavy gale the schooner came in under such head way that she stopped just as she reached the bridge, doing slight damage to the railing.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Tow Barge||York State||1881-12-15||3||Arrived here Monday to be rebuilt by Hanson & Scove|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Tow barge||York State||1882-04-06||3||Overhauled, launched from Hanson & Scove+s yard|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Tow barge||York State||1884-08-07||3||Was towed into port last Sunday. She had a partial load of coal on.|