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.
|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.|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||A. B. Moore||1898-04-09||1||Now the Northwest - sunk by ice|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||A. B. Morey||1887-05-19||3||Being repaired at the shopyard|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||A. B. Norris||1894-08-23||3||Of Sandusky brought cargo of coal this week for the Manitowoc Coal & Dock Co.|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||A. B. Norris||1889-08-31||5||Seaman accidentally thrown overboard + drowned|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Steamer||A. B. Taylor||1893-07-06||3||Str. will come here whenever it can get 3 carloads of freight.|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||A. B. Taylor||1898-08-06||1||Trip given|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Steamer||A. B. Taylor||1893-05-11||3||Its running has caused Sheboygan freight rate to be same as Milwaukee.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Steamer||A. B. Taylor||1893-08-31||3||Was in port last week and took a cargo of malt from Rahr+s Sons+ elevator.|
|Door County Advocate||Steamer||A. B. Taylor||1901-08-17||1||In for general repair|