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 Fish Tug A. & F. Link 1918-07-25 4 Waiting to get into drydock
Ahnapee (Algoma) Record Schooner A. & J. Stronach 1880-07-08 3 The schooner A. & J. Stronach, loaded with 5,500 ties for E. Decker & Co., departed on Tuesday.
Door County Advocate Fishboat A. & W. 1938-11-25 1 Marooned 26 hrs. on Peshtigo Reef during bad blow
Door County Advocate Steamer A. A. Augustus 1917-07-26 1 Collided at piers with Fayette Brown
Door County Advocate Schooner A. A. Burton 1874-05-21 3 Cargo report
Door County Advocate Fishing tug A. A. C. Tessler 1907-11-28 1 Sold
Door County Advocate Barge A. A. Carpenter 1908-12-17 1 Wintering at shipyard
Door County Advocate Barge A. A. Carpenter 1908-09-17 1 On dry dock - damage evaluated
Door County Advocate Barge A. A. Carpenter 1908-09-10 1 Sprung a leak and went to bottom
Door County Advocate Consort A. A. Carpenter 1906-06-29 1 Passed through

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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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