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||Fishing tug||A. A. Tessler||1||Came to rescue of crew of burning steamer Atlanta|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||A. A. Turner||1898-10-15||1||Seen floater|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Steambarge||A. A. Turner||1879-12-04||4||The sch. Montcalm was dismasted on Lake Erie and the steambarge A. A. Turner and her 4 barges were driven on Turtle Island shoals.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Steambarge||A. A. Turner||1873-06-05||4||Towing Active and Eureka to Ogdensburg with lumber|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||A. A. Turner||1905-10-28||1||Stranded on St. Mary s rock, caught fore and totally destroyed|
|Door County Advocate||Tug||A. and M. Link||1918-07-18||4||Waiting to go into dry dock|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Propeller||A. B. Blanchard||1885-07-02||3||Was burned at Milwaukee on Sunday|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||A. B. C. F. M.||1897-11-13||1||To Flat Rock|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||A. B. C. F. M.||1883-09-20||3||In canal loading cedar|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||A. B. C. F. M.||1884-05-29||3||Loaded with cedar for Milwaukee|