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||Schooner||A. B. C. F. M.||1884-09-25||3||Ashore at Gill s Pier|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||A. B. C. F. M.||1890-09-06||5||At upper mill wharf|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||A. B. C. F. M.||1884-05-29||3||Loaded with cedar for Milwaukee|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||A. B. C. F. M.||1890-07-19||5||Hauling ice for Anderson, Freeman & Co. + Union Ice Co.|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||A. B. C. F. M.||1884-11-27||2||Rough time in gale|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||A. B. C. F. M.||1884-10-02||3||Info on damage|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||A. B. Hayward||1902-04-26||1||Lost part of deck load|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||A. B. Moore||1873-11-13||4||Largest vessel on the lakes, in distress 7 mi. south of city|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Schooner||A. B. Moore||1873-11-20||2||The steamer Ballantine, with tow schooner A. B. Moore, met with severe weather. Ballantine had to release the Moore and head for safety. The Moore was driven ashore a few miles south of Manitowoc.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||A. B. Moore||1873-11-20||4||Steamer Ballentine towing disabled schooner to Buffalo|