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Lake Superior Maritime Collection: Shipping Statistics

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

Shipping Statistics

This portion of the collection contains statistical information related to shipping on the Great Lakes. Statistical information dates from the early 1900s to the present. Many resources are focused on the Twin Ports area, but statistical information for other areas of the Great Lakes is included.

Much of the data in the collection is cumulated from various sources, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Carriers Association, State Weights & Measures Offices, and U.S. Coast Guard.

Contents List

Box 1: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1973

Box 2: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1974

Box 3: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1975

Box 4: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1976

Box 5: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1977

Box 6: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1978

Box 7: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1979

Box 8: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1980

Box 9: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1981

Box 10: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1982

Box 11: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1983

Box 12: Vessel Statistics, Duluth/Superior – 1984-1991

Box 13: Duluth Aerial Bridge Lifts – Misc. April 1945; 1951-1955

Box 14: Duluth Aerial Bridge Lifts – 1957-1960

Box 15: Duluth Aerial Bridge Lifts – 1961-1964

Box 16: Duluth Aerial Bridge Lifts – 1965-1969

Box 17: Duluth Aerial Bridge Lifts – 1970-1973

Box 18: Duluth Aerial Bridge Lifts – 1974-1977

Box 19: Duluth Aerial Bridge Lifts – 1978-1981; 1980-1982

Box 20: Duluth Aerial Bridge Lifts – 1983-1991

Box 21: Duluth Aerial Bridge Lifts – 1992-Jan. 1996; 1997-2005

Box 22: Ocean Vessels – Duluth/Superior and Silver Bay – 1971-1974; 1959-1968; 1970; 1972; 1977

Box 23: Ocean Vessels – Duluth/Superior and Silver Bay – 1970; 1972; 1995-1999

Box 24:

Keweenaw Waterway

                --History of, 1939; 1845-1939

                --Statistics, 1913-1926; 1995-2005

Box 25: Marine Commerce, Duluth/Superior – 1902-1912; 1932-1933; 1935; 1938; 1940-1958

Box 26: Daily Vessel Position Sheets, Duluth/Superior – 1980-1996

Box 27: Daily Vessel Position Sheets, Duluth/Superior – 1990-1997

Box 28: Daily Vessel Position Sheets, Duluth/Superior – 1980-2000

Box 29: Daily Vessel Position Sheets, Duluth/Superior – 1997-2006

Box 30: Daily Vessel Position Sheets, Duluth/Superior – 1998-1999

Box 31:

Arrivals/Departures

                --Duluth/Superior – 1958-1961; 1970; 1973

                --MN/WI/MI except Duluth/Superior – 1958-1961

Box 32: Arrivals/Departures – Duluth/Superior – 1971-74; 1972

Box 33:

Commodity: Coal

                --Midwest Energy – 1987-1994; 1999-2006

                --Receipts of Coal, Duluth/Superior – 1917-1964

                --Marine Commerce, Duluth/Superior – 1962

                --Waterway Economic Series Commodity Reports

                                --#2, Wheat (June 1954)

                                --#3, Iron Ore (July 1954)

                                --#4, Corn (July 1954)

                                --#7, Iron and Steel Products (Feb. 1955)

                --Statistics, general, incl. Keweenaw Waterway

Box 34: Superior Midwest Energy Sheets – 2007-2009; 2011

Box 35:

Iron Ore

                --DM & IR / Northshore Mining, Vessel Sheets

                                --Duluth/Superior, 2005

                                --Two Harbors, 2005

                --Northshore Mining, 2006

Box 36: American Steamship Company, Vessel Status Reports -- 2002-2006

Box 37: American Steamship Company, Vessel Status Reports – 2007-2010

Box 38:

--American Steamship Company, Vessel Status Reports – 2011

--Duluth CN / DM & IR, Vessel Status Reports – 2008

--Northshore Mining Company, Shipping Schedules – 2011

Box 39:

-- Allouez Marine Supply, Vessel Position Sheets, 2011

--Burlington Northern, Vessel Sheets, 2008-2010

Box 40:

--DM & IR, Two Harbors, MN Vessel Sheets, 2008

--Soo Locks Vessel Sheets, 2007-2011

Box 41: Soo Locks Vessel Sheets, 2009-2011

Box 42: DM & IR Vessel Sheets, Duluth/Superior, 2002-2004

Box 43:

Vessel Sheets

                --Two Harbors, 2006

                --Duluth/Superior, 2006

                --Cleveland Cliffs, Duluth/Superior, 2006

Box 44: DM & IR Vessel Sheets, Two Harbors, 2002-2004

Box 45:

--Duluth Seaway Port Authority, 1978-1999

--Lake Shippers Clearance Association Daily Vessel Report – Thunder Bay, ONT. – 1988-1994

Box 46:

--Allouez Vessel Positions, 2005-2007

--CLM Vessel Positions, 2006

--2008 Dock Sheets – Duluth/Superior; Ashland; Marquette; Silver Bay

--Commercial Small Craft, 1972

Box 47: Soo Locks – Transits – 1998-[2002]

Box 48: Soo Locks – Transits – 2003-2006

Box 49: St. Lawrence Seaway Sheets – 1980-1987

Box 50: St. Lawrence Seaway Sheets – 1988-1993

Box 51: St. Lawrence Seaway Sheets – 1994-1999

Box 52: St. Lawrence Seaway Sheets – 1977; 2000

Box 53: Commodity, Grain – Grain Clearance Sheets – 1970; 1972; 1977-1999

Box 54: Recreational Craft Report, 1947

Box 55: Commercial Fish Report – 1957

Box 56: Commercial Fish Report – 1958

Box 57: Commercial Fish Report – 1959

Box 58: Commercial Fish Report – 1960

Box 59: Commercial Fish Report – 1961

Box 60: Commercial Fish Report – 1962

Box 61: Commercial Fish Report – 1963

Box 62: Commercial Fish Report – 1964

Box 63: Commercial Fish Report – 1965

Box 64: Commercial Fish Report – 1966

Box 65: Commercial Fish Report – 1972

Box 66: Silver Bay – Bills of Lading – 1970

Shipping Statistics

Physical Description: 52.5 linear feet (23 RC, 16 AB, 17 1/2AB, 9 oversize boxes)