Includes searchable databases for vessels, ports and maritime personnel that contain detailed historical information and images.
Search nearly 10,000 vessel files in the Milwaukee Public Library's Online Catalog.
Explore the nautical history of Door County, Wisconsin including Cana Island and Gill Rock.
The Great Lakes Historical Society, with its Inland Seas Maritime Museum in Vermilion, Ohio, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Great Lakes History.
The National Landmark Steamship City of Milwaukee is the last traditional Great Lakes railroad car ferry. The 75 year-old vessel is permanently moored and open to the public in Manistee, Michigan.
The Chicago Maritime Society houses the largest collection of Chicago area maritime historical artifacts, photos, and documents on the Great Lakes.
The Wisconsin Marine Historical Society is devoted to discovering, collecting, recording and preserving materials related to Great Lakes maritime history. The collection contains online databases, a vast store of printed material as well as ship models, half hulls, house flags from shipping lines, ships artifacts, and nautical art.
The Wisconsin Historical Society collects and disseminates knowledge of Wisconsin and of the trans-Allegheny West. Come and see how the Society brings history to life. See also Wisconsin Shipwrecks
for shipwreck and underwater archaeology information.
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary was established to protect a nationally significant collection of over 100 shipwrecks, spanning over a century of Great Lakes shipping history.