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||Zephyr||1867-07-11||4||In port|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Gasoline launch||Zeta||1910-08-05||7||The Zeta is one of the finest yachts of this type which has ever visited here and is fully equipped for long cruises.|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Zillah||1921-12-23||12||Towing Miztec when barge sank May 13th|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Zillah||1904-10-08||1||Brought in missing barge|
|Door County Advocate||Barge||Zillah||1924-11-28||8||Unable to enter harbor at Manistique|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Zimmerman||1906-05-11||1||Repairs on sunken steamer estimated at $50,000|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||Zimmerman||1906-06-15||1||To take months to repair|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Steamer||Zita||1914-11-06||2||Recorded at the Kewaunee Custom House: Frank Lain sold one-half of the gasoline steamer Zita to Conrad Lain.|
|Door County Advocate||Shipyard||Zoerb Boat Works||1947-02-28||1||Of Fish Creek - to put 3 new models into production|