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.
|Manitowoc Pilot||York State||1892-10-06||3||Sought shelter here|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||York State||5||Arrived in port a few days ago.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||York State||1887-10-20||3||In for repairs. Had her fore boom and main gaff carried away|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||York State||1893-04-27||4||While rolling in the storm had her rudder-stock twisted off|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Yorkton||1911-08-24||1||Loaded steel billets at gary|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Yosemite||1925-05-01||12||Loaded with stone|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Yosemite||1902-11-15||1||Sold|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Yosemite||1916-05-11||1||Bringing in coal|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Yosemite||1912-11-14||1||Cargo of grain|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Yosemite||1925-09-25||12||Collided with J. J. H. Brown - had to be beached|