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Point of access to the ship database of the Thunder Bay (MI) Underwater Marine Sanctuary. The portal was created with the cooperation of UWS through a joint digitization project that includes the of images from the Ken Thro Collection of the Lake Superior Maritime Collections.
These photographs are from the Port of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Library Historic Photo Collection, and the Great Lakes Marine Collection of Milwaukee Public Library and the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society. Milwaukee Waterways illustrates the role Lake Michigan and Milwaukee's rivers have played in the history of Milwaukee. Pictures of the harbor and ships from around the world loading and unloading materials show the variety of materials that passed through the Port over time. Other pictures illustrate the role the rivers played in the commercial development of the city. Aerial views of the harbor and rivers and lakefront show the changing uses of the water and land.
Interactive shipwreck guide to 17 Wisconsin shipwrecks maintained by the Wisconsin Seagrant Program. Resources include history of the vessel, photo and video galleries, maps, explorer information, educational tools, and current research.
Research provided by the State Historic Preservation Office of the Minnesota Historical Society. Shipwreck exhibts include vessel construction and career, wreck event, present description, and underwater photographs of the following: .Thomas Wilson, Hesper, Onoko, Madeira, Samuel P. Ely, Amboy, George Spencer, U.S.S. Essex, Niagara. .
Baker Library holds 3 linear feet (17 boxes) of the business papers of Charles Wetmore and the American Steel Barge Company. The collection is available by appointment only. The Minnesota Historical Society holds microfilm copies of these records.
The Walter Butler Shipyards collection, digitized in partnership with Recollection Wisconsin, is held at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, Superior WI. The Museum serves to preserve and honor the memory of all veterans.
The AGLMH is an international organization of of museums, historical societies, libraries, archives, and individuals interested in preserving Great Lakes maritime history. The AGLMH holds an annual meeting, publishes a newsletter, and encourages research and the dissemination and exchange of information among members.
Maintained by the Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University "to collect, preserve, and make available to scholars, students, and the public, historical materials documenting the Great Lakes region and connecting waterways." The HCGL's collections include materials related to commercial shipping, shipbuilding, navigation, maritime law, commercial fishing, shipwrecks, yachting, labor history, popular literature, freshwater ecology, recreation, and the history of Great Lakes
View listings of over 200 historic ships located in the United States and open to the public. Ships are listed by name, type and region and links are provided to external information about each of the ships.
U.S. Lighthouse Society database is the nation’s leading resource for lighthouse heritage and history. includes information and more than 381,000 images from the National Archives, U.S. Coast Guard, Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association, Lighthouse Friends, and individual collections – including the work of Ms. Clifford, a nationally loved and respected researcher who died in 2018.