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||Schooner||Zaddock Pratt||1860-11-30||3||Hit wreck Mt. Vernon and sunk on L. Erie|
|Door County Advocate||Barge||Zapotec||1897-05-15||1||Coal vessels arrived at Milwaukee|
|Door County Advocate||Consort||Zapotec||1909-09-02||1||1,100,000 ft. of lumber|
|Door County Advocate||Consort||Zapotec||1894-11-24||5||To Menominee for lumber|
|Door County Advocate||Consort||Zapotec||1895-05-11||5||in with coal|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Zapotic||1895-06-06||3||Brought in coal from Conneaut for the Manitowoc Coal & Dock Co.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Schooner||Zapotic||1895-05-16||3||Arrived, Buffalo, coal; Departed Buffalo, light.|
|Ahnapee (Algoma) Record||Mill||Zastrow & Sanderman||1893-03-30||3||Timber for Johnson's new vessel being gotten out at Clay Banks at Zastrow & Sanderman's mill in that town.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Yacht||Zaza||3||Finished first in 12 mile yacht race in Green Bay.|
|Manitowoc Pilot||Propeller||Zealand||1880-11-18||1||Foundered on Lake Ontario with 16 or 18 aboard|