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||Z. Y. M. C. A.||1882-03-30||3||The name of the schooner C. L. Johnson has been changes to the Z. Y. M. C. A., whatever that means.|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||Z. Y. M. C. A.||1890-09-06||5||Probably a total loss|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||Z. Y. M. C. A.||1890-08-30||5||Capsized in middle of Lake Michigan|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||Zach Chandler||1886-08-05||3||Arrived, Cleveland, coal.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||Zach Chandler||1892-07-21||3||Arrived|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||Zach Chandler||1892-07-28||3||Cleared for Escanaba, light|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||Zach Chandler||1887-10-08||3||Member of life-saving crew nearly had legs broken|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||Zack Chandler||1886-08-05||3||Reached here on Mon. with a cargo of coal for the Goodrich Company|
|Door County Advocate||Schooner||Zack Chandler||1887-10-29||3||Wrecked on L. Erie|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||Zack Chandler||1887-10-27||3||Coal laden for Escanaba, driven ashore at Noble Station, broken in two|