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Lake Superior Maritime Collection: Ship Log Books

A guide to resources for the study of shipping history on the upper Great Lakes.

Ship Log Books

AFFLECK, B.F. (1927)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1973  

ALLEN, HARRY L.

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1972 Kinsman
Official 1970 Wilson

ARKANSAS

Log Type Date Fleet
Operating 1968 Great Lakes Towing
Operating 1970 Great Lakes Towing

AU SABLE

Log Type Date Fleet
Boiler 1962 USACE

AVERY, SEWELL (1943)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1973 U.S.S.
Official 1976 U.S.S.
Official 1977 U.S.S.
Official 1977 U.S.S.
Official 1978 U.S.S.
Official 1979 U.S.S.
Official 1980 U.S.S.
Official 1981 U.S.S.
Engineer 1979 U.S.S.
Engineer 1980 U.S.S.

BLACK RIVER

Log Type Date Fleet
Captains 1962-65 Quebec Ontario Trans.
Captains 1965, 68, 75 Quebec Ontario Trans.
Captains 1975 Quebec Ontario Trans.

BLOCK, JOSEPH

Log Type Date Fleet
Radar 1951 Inland

BUCKEYE MONITOR

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1971 Kinsman

CALCITE (1912)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1930 Bradley

CAMPBELL, J.A.

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1959 Interlake

CEDARVILLE

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1960 Bradley
Official 1962 Bradley

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Log Type Date Fleet
Radio 1985 Quebec Ontario Trans.

CLIFFS VICTORY

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1975 Cleveland-Cliffs
Official 1980 Cleveland-Cliffs

CLYMER, IRVIN L.

Log Type Date Fleet
Engineer 1981-82 U.S.S.
Engineer 1982 U.S.S.
Engineer 1982 U.S.S.
Engineer 1983 U.S.S.
Engineer 1983-84 U.S.S.
Engineer 1984 U.S.S.
Engineer 1988 U.S.S.
Engineer 1988 U.S.S.
Engineer 1988 U.S.S.
Engineer 1989 U.S.S.
Official 1971 U.S.S.
Official 1973 U.S.S.
Official 1975-76 U.S.S.
Official 1981 U.S.S.
Engineer 1981 U.S.S.
Official 1981 U.S.S.
Radio 1984 U.S.S.
Engineer 1984 U.S.S.
Engineer 1988 U.S.S.
Engineer 1989 U.S.S.
Articles 1971 U.S.S.
Articles 1983-84 U.S.S.
Articles 1984-85 U.S.S.
Ballast, Water 1982 U.S.S.
Ballast, Water 1982 U.S.S.
Ballast, Water 1982-83 U.S.S.
Ballast, Water 1983 U.S.S.
Ballast, Water 1983-84 U.S.S.
Ballast, Water 1984 U.S.S.
Ballast, Water 1984-85 U.S.S.
Ballast, Water 1988 U.S.S.
Ballast 1985-86 U.S.S.
Manual - Paint, Color Code, & Surface   U.S.S.
Load/Unload 1970 U.S.S.
Gear & Turbine 1985-88 U.S.S.
Official 1950 Bradley
Official 1954 Bradley
Official 1955 Bradley
Official 1957 Bradley
Official 1958 Bradley
Official 1959 Bradley
Official 1964 Bradley
Official 1954-60/1964-65 Bradley

COREY, WILLIAM E. (1905)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1951  

COULBY, HARRY (1927)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1956 Interlake
Official 1958 Interlake
Official 1960 Interlake
Official 1960 Interlake
Official 1962 Interlake
Official 1963 Interlake
Official 1964 Interlake
Official 1965 Interlake
Official 1966 Interlake
Official 1967 Interlake
Official 1968 Interlake
Official 1969 Interlake
Official 1970 Interlake
Official 1971 Interlake
Official 1972 Interlake
Official 1973 Interlake
Official 1974 Interlake
Official 1975 Interlake
Official 1967-76 Interlake

COWLE, JOHN B. (1910)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1961 Wilson
Official 1961; 1964-65 Wilson
Official 1964 Wilson

CRAWFORD, GEORGE G.

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1960 U.S.S.
Official 1964 U.S.S.
Official 1965 U.S.S.
Official 1966 U.S.S.
Official 1967 U.S.S.
Official 1968 U.S.S.
Official 1969 U.S.S.
Official 1970 U.S.S.
Radar 1970 U.S.S.
Radar 1949-70 U.S.S.

DENTON, FRANK R.

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1961-63 Wilson
Official 1971 Wilson

FARRELL, JAMES A. (1913)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1957 U.S.S.

FERBERT, A.H. (1942)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1975 U.S.S.
Load/Unload 1977 U.S.S.
Load/Unload 1981 U.S.S.

FILBERT, WILLIAM J.

Log Type Date Fleet
Radar 1948-49 U.S.S.
Radar 1951 U.S.S.
Official 1960-63 U.S.S.
Official 1966 U.S.S.
Deviation 1969 U.S.S.
Radio 1970 U.S.S.
Official 1970 U.S.S.

FRONTENAC (1923)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1967 Cleveland-Cliffs
Official 1970 Cleveland-Cliffs
Official 1972 Cleveland-Cliffs
Engineer 1972-b Cleveland-Cliffs
Engineer 1974 Cleveland-Cliffs
Engineer 1974-b Cleveland-Cliffs
Official 1975 Cleveland-Cliffs
Official 1976 Cleveland-Cliffs
Official 1978 Cleveland-Cliffs
Engineer 1974 Cleveland-Cliffs
Engineer 1975 Cleveland-Cliffs

GALLIARD, COL. D.D. (1916)

Log Type Date Fleet
Dredging 1939 USACE
Inspectors 1962 USACE

GARY, ELBERT H. (1905)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1950 U.S.S.

GRAND ISLAND

Log Type Date Fleet
Engineer 1954 Cleveland-Cliffs

GREENE, EDWARD B. (1952)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1956 Cleveland-Cliffs
Official 1974-75 Cleveland-Cliffs

HARTWELL, FRED G. (1922)

Log Type Date Fleet
Engineer 1925 Scott Misener

HARVEY, A.F. (1927)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1951 U.S.S.

HATFIELD, JOSHUA A. (1923)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1955 U.S.S.
Official 1956 U.S.S.
Engineer 1963 U.S.S.
Engineer 1976 U.S.S.
Engineer 1977 U.S.S.
Engineer 1977 U.S.S.

HINDMAN, GEORGE

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1953 Hindman
Official 1966 Hindman
Radio 1967 Hindman

HOBSON, ROBERT (1926)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1932 Interlake
Official 1957 Interlake

HOLLOWAY, W.W.

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1955 Columbia

HOOD, CLIFFORD F.

Log Type Date Fleet
Radar 1948-50 U.S.S.
Official 1969-70 U.S.S.
Official 1970 U.S.S.

HURON (1914)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1962 Wyandotte

IMPERIAL LONDON (1948)

Log Type Date Fleet
Engineer 1975 Imperial Oil

JONES, B.F. (1906)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1959-60 Wilson

KENOSHA (1912?)

Log Type Date Fleet
Operating 1916-17  

KINSMAN VOYAGER

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1974 KINSMAN

LIQUILASSIE

Log Type Date Fleet
Chief Officer 1974 Liquilassie

MACNAUGHTON, JAMES (1922)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1937 Wilson
Official 1947-48 Wilson

MARQUETTE

Log Type Date Fleet
Operating 1957-60 USACE
Operating 1960 USACE
Operating 1963-66 USACE
Operating 1966-71 USACE
Operating 1972-75 USACE
Operating 1976-80 USACE

MATHER, WILLIAM G. (1925)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1966 Cleveland-Cliffs

MCGONAGLE, WILLIAM A.

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1975 U.S.S.

MILLER, GOVERNOR (1938)

Log Type Date Fleet
Masters 1963 U.S.S.

MILLS, WILLIAM M. (1907)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1963 U.S.S.

MITCHELL, SAMUEL (1892)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1949-50 Huron

NIAGARA MOWHAWK

Log Type Date Fleet
Captains 1963 USACE
Captains 1964 USACE

PAISLEY, ROBERT J.

Log Type Date Fleet
Radio 1929-30 Paisley

PALMER, WILLIAM P. (1910)

Log Type Date Fleet
Load/Unload 1963-64 U.S.S.
Engineer 1958 U.S.S.
Engineer 1966 U.S.S.
Official 1970 U.S.S.

PEARL

Log Type Date Fleet
Engineer 1963-87 Zenith Dredge

PHIPPS, HENRY (1907)

Log Type Date Fleet
Masters 1962-70 U.S.S.
Official 1967 U.S.S.
Official 1969 U.S.S.
Deviation 1970 U.S.S.
Engineer 1971 U.S.S.
Official 1972 U.S.S.

PURNELL, FRANK (1943)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1958 Interlake

REISS, RAYMOND H.

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1978 Cleveland-Cliffs
Official 1980 Cleveland-Cliffs

ROBERTS, PERCIVAL JR (1913)

Log Type Date Fleet
Load/Unload 1968-69 U.S.S.
Load/Unload 1970 U.S.S.
Engineer 1960 U.S.S.
Steering Gear 1960-71 U.S.S.
Engineer 1961-62 U.S.S.
Engineer 1963 U.S.S.
Masters 1963-67 U.S.S.
Engineer 1964 U.S.S.
Engineer 1964 U.S.S.
Official 1964 U.S.S.
Engineer 1965 U.S.S.
Official 1965 U.S.S.
Engineer 1966 U.S.S.
Official 1967 U.S.S.
Official 1968 U.S.S.
Official 1970 U.S.S.
Engineer 1970 U.S.S.
Engineer 1971 U.S.S.

ROGERS CITY

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1965 Bradley

SCHWAB, CHARLES M. (1923)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1925-26 Interlake

SENSIBAR, J.R.

Log Type Date Fleet
Pilot 1975 Columbia

SNYDER, WILLIAM P., JR (1912)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1971 Cleveland-Cliffs

STANLEY, ROBERT C. (1943)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1978 U.S.S.
Official 1980 U.S.S.

STERLING, WALTER A.

Log Type Date Fleet
Articles, Unlicensed Crew 1980-81 Cleveland-Cliffs
Articles, Unlicensed Crew 1981-83 Cleveland-Cliffs
Articles, Unlicensed Crew 1983-84 Cleveland-Cliffs
Articles, Officers 1980-82 Cleveland-Cliffs
Articles, Officers 1982-84 Cleveland-Cliffs

SULLIVAN BROTHERS

Log Type Date Fleet
Radio 1965 Gartland

SUPERIOR (DREDGE)

Log Type Date Fleet
Operating 1975 Zenith Dredge

TAYLOR, B.H. (1923)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1931 Bradley
Official 1934 Bradley
Official 1937 Bradley

TAYLOR, MYRON C. (1929)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1950 U.S.S.

TRAMP (?)

Log Type Date Fleet
Fish 1917  

TRANSPORT, COVE

Log Type Date Fleet
Chief Officer 1963 Hall Corp

TRIMBLE, RICHARD (1913)

Log Type Date Fleet
Engineer 1951 U.S.S.
Engineer 1954-62 U.S.S.
Official 1957 U.S.S.
Engineer 1958 U.S.S.
Official 1969 U.S.S.
Official 1970 U.S.S.
Load/Unload 1972 U.S.S.

TEWKSBURY, BAIRD

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1953 Hindman
Official 1957 Hindman
Official 1950-53 Midland
Official 1953 Midland
Official 1958 Midland

VERMONT (1914)

Log Type Date Fleet
Operating 1968 Great Lakes Towing

VOORHEES, ENDERS M. (1942)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1963 U.S.S.
Official 1964 U.S.S.
Official 1964 U.S.S.
Official 1965 U.S.S.
Official 1966 U.S.S.
Official 1966-67 U.S.S.
Official 1967-B U.S.S.
Official 1968-A U.S.S.
Official 1968-B U.S.S.
Official 1969-A U.S.S.
Official 1975 U.S.S.
Official 1976 U.S.S.
Official 1976-77 U.S.S.
Official 1977-78 U.S.S.
Official 1978 U.S.S.
Official 1978-79 U.S.S.

WALTERS, THOMAS (1911)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1927-33 Wilson

WATSON, RALPH H. (1938)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1975 U.S.S.
Official 1976 U.S.S.
Official 1977 U.S.S.
Official 1979 U.S.S.

WHITE, CHARLES M.

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1952 Nicholson
Official 1959-60 Wilson

WILSON, THOMAS (1943)

Log Type Date Fleet
Official 1964 Wilson

WINYAH

Log Type Date Fleet
Fish 1917-25 Christianson
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