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||Range Lights||1880-07-08||3||Installed at entrance to canal|
|Door County Advocate||Self unloader||1912-11-21||1||On steamer Calcite|
|Door County Advocate||Self unloader||1915-09-16||1||On W. F. White|
|Door County Advocate||Self unloader||1915-04-22||1||On steamer Wyandotte|
|Door County Advocate||Sail vessel||115||1898-02-05||1||One of fleet moored in Chicago|
|Door County Advocate||130||1897-01-30||1||Chicago winter moorings of lumber fleet|
|Door County Advocate||134||1897-01-30||1||Chicago winter moorings of lumber fleet|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Tug||A. R. Ward||1881-06-02||3||The schooner Covell, being towed by tug A. R. Ward, collided off Chicago with the schooner City of Green Bay. Damage given.|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Tug||Betsey||1881-09-29||3||The tug started for Sturgeon river, on the west shore of Green Bay where she has a contract for towing.|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Tug||Betsey||1881-07-21||3||The tug Betsey was in port the fore part of the week, and was touched up with brush and paint by Tom Osborne.|