Manuscript Collection

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum research collection is considered one of the finest on the Great Lakes. In addition to an extensive collection of photographs, blueprints and ship’s plans, maps and charts, ship’s logs, books and periodicals, the more than 300 linear feet of manuscript materials held in the Library & Archives contain a wealth of primary source documents, records and personal papers.

The manuscript collections include records and memorabilia of important Great Lakes shipping and transportation companies, personal papers and diaries of sailors, captains and submariners, and information on a wide variety of vessels.

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum also maintains vertical subject files on an even broader range of maritime subjects. Please contact the Museum for further information regarding additional research resources that may be available.

Ms 1 Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 1 Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company Collection, 1902-

The history, war effort, labor and personnel relations for the Manitowoc Company, Inc., also known as the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company (including Manitowoc Engineering) and the Manitowoc Drydock Company.Includes handbooks, directories, launch programs, and vessel info.

Ms 1.1 History of Manitowoc Company
Ms 1.2 Annual Reports
Ms 1.3 Vessel materials

  • Ms 1.3-1 Detroit Edison
  • Ms 1.3-2 John G. Munson
  • Ms 1.3-3 Edward L. Ryerson
  • Ms 1.3-4 John J. Boland
  • Ms 1.3-5 Adam E. Cornelius
  • Ms 1.3-6 Joseph Block
  • Ms 1.3-7 Viking nee Ann Arbor 7
  • Ms 1.3-8 Richard Fitzgerald
  • Ms 1.3-9 Brg. Omaha
  • Ms 1.3-15 J.B. John
  • Ms 1.3-11 Carferry City of Midland 41
  • Ms 1.3-12 Dione, Pandora, Electra
  • Ms 1.3-13 Nevada
  • Ms 1.3-14 John A. Kling
  • Ms 1.3-15 Car ferry Manitowoc, Hull 222, 1926
  • Ms 1.3-16 Daniel McCool, Hull 223, 1926
  • Ms 1.3-17 Tug William A. Lydon, Hull 224, 1926
  • Ms 1.3-18 Tug Charles J. Cornell, Hull 225, 1926
  • Ms 1.3-19 Car ferries Madison, Hull 226, Grand Rapids, Hull 227, 1926
  • Ms 1.3-20 Dredge New Jersey, Hull 228, 1926
  • Ms 1.3-21 Derrick Scows 56 & 57, Hulls 231-232, 1927
  • Ms 1.3-22 Pere Marquette 12, Hull 234, 1927
  • Ms 1.3-23 Dump Scows 55, 56, Hulls 235-236, 1927
  • Ms 1.3-24 Deck Scows, Hulls 237-238, 1927, Corps of Engineers
  • Ms 1.3-25 Deck Scows, Hulls 239-240, 1928
  • Ms 1.3-26 Dredge Mogul, Hull 244, 1929
  • Ms 1.3-27 Car ferries City of Saginaw 31, City of Flint 32, dredge Mogul
  • Ms 1.3-28 Tanker L.E. Gear, 1930
  • Ms 1.3-29 Dump Scows, 1927
  • Ms 1.3-30 Hull 248, Yacht Reality, 1929
  • Ms 1.3-31 Derrick Scow, Hull 251, 1921
  • Ms 1.3-32 Tug Harry B. Williams, Hull 268, 1931
  • Ms 1.3-33 Dump Scow, Hull 269, 1931
  • Ms 1.3-34 Deck Scows, Hulls 271-272, 1931
  • Ms 1.3-35 Dump Scows, Hull 273, 1931

Ms 1.4 Labor Relations
Ms 1.5 Personnel

  • Ms 1.5-1 Employee Relation/information
  • Ms 1.5-2 Personnel Handbooks and Directories
  • Ms 1.5-3 Course instruction manuals

Ms 1.6 Personnel Passes
Ms 1.7 World War II

  • Ms 1.7-2 Custerdale

Ms 1.8 Crane Manufacturing
Ms 1.9 World War II Submarine Construction
Ms 1.9-1 Job Tickets
Ms 1.10 Hull List

  • Ms 1.10-1 Drydock List Vessels and Dates 1914 – 1984

Ms 1.11 Early Keel Block publication
Ms 1.12 MSB Co. Drydock
Ms 1.13 Instructional materials used in ship construction
Ms 1A.1 Piece Work, hulls 202 – 393, 1921-1945
Ms 1A.2 Piece Work Fitting and Mold Loft, hull 204-254, 1922-1929
Ms 1A.3 Fitting and Mold Loft Piece Work, hulls 255-311, 1930-1940
Ms 1A.4 Riveting, Reaming, etc. Piece Work, hulls 214-415, 1923-1951
Ms 1A.5 Mold Loft Piece Work, hulls 244-275, 1928-1932

Ms 2 Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 2 Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company

The history of the company and other related information

Ms 2 Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company

  • Ms 2.1-1 D & C Cruise Guides 1900 – 1923
  • Ms 2.1-2 D & C Cruise Guides 1926-1960
  • Ms 2.2 D & C Line Booklet
  • Ms 2.3-1 Western States, D & C Line
Ms 3 Kahlenberg Brothers Co. Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 3 Kahlenberg Brothers Company 1895-

Company correspondence, advertising, and data. Includes World War II war effort and material regarding post marine engine construction.

Ms 3.1 Kahlenberg engines and World War II
Ms 3.2 Marine Engine Catalogs
Ms 3.3 Correspondence
Ms 3.4 Supplied Data on Pier lights
Ms 3.5 Marine Horns
Ms 3.6 Advertising Proofs
Ms 3.7 Advertisements
Ms 3.8 Marine Engine Sales Bulletins

  • Ms 3.8-1 Sales Bulletins #0-25
  • Ms 3.8-2 Sales bulletins #0-50
  • Ms 3.8-3 Sales Bulletins #51-75
  • Ms 3.8-4 Sales Bulletins #76-100 & Main props
  • Ms 3.9 Marine Engine Sales Posters

Ms 3.10 Model E-6 Engine
Ms 3.11 World War II
Ms 3.12 Proposals
Ms 3.13 Blueprint – engine 1920s 180-200 W.P.

Ms 4 Ann Arbor Line

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 4 Ann Arbor Line 1895-1980

The Ann Arbor Carferry Line. Includes company memorabilia and sail schedules 1930-1969, and company records. See also Ann Arbor Line bound ships logs Ms 33.

Ms 4.1 Placemats and Menus
Ms 4.2 Sailing schedules

  • Ms 4.2-1 1930-39
  • Ms 4.2-2 1940-49
  • Ms 4.2-3 1950-59
  • Ms 4.2-4 1960-69

Ms 4.3 Freight Bills
Ms 4.4 Manitowoc Ferry Slip Correspondence

Ms 5 Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Nee Pere Marquette Line

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 5 Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Nee Pere Marquette Line

Information relating to passengers and freight vessels. Also includes the company appointment file 1919-1970, inclusive, and other company directories, personnel information, memorabilia, sail schedules to 1980, correspondence, vessel menus, radio communication certificates and magazine relating to carferries and C&O Line.

Ms 5.1 Directories
Ms 5.2 Relating to Passengers
Ms 5.3 Memorabilia
Ms 5.4 General Personnel Information
Ms 5.5 Personnel Appointment Book, 1919 – 1970 Inclusive
Ms 5.6 Company Issued Calendars
Ms 5.7 Road Maps
Ms 5.8 Vessel Information
Ms 5.8-1 City Of Saginaw 31/City Of Flint 32
Ms 5.9 Communications – Radio
Ms 5.10 Magazines Relating to Company
Ms 5.11 Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence
Ms 5.11-1 Correspondence 4/1/24 – 6/3/24 Re Agent Handling f.t. Kewaunee
Ms 5.11-2 Correspondence 1936
Ms 5.11-3 Correspondence 1935
Ms 5.11-4 Correspondence Date Unknown
Ms 5.11-5 Correspondence 1911
Ms 5.11-6 Correspondence 1911
Ms 5.11-7 Correspondence 1912
Ms 5.11-8 Correspondence 1910 – Soo Line Proposition
Ms 5.12 Sailing Schedules
Ms 5.12-1 1949
Ms 5.12-2 1950 – 1959
Ms 5.12-3 1960 – 1964
Ms 5.12-4 1965 – 1969
Ms 5.12-5 1970s
Ms 5.12-6 1980s
Ms 5.13 Menus
Ms 5.14 Contracts of Business
Ms 5.15 Pere Marquette Training School

Ms 7 Michigan-Wisconsin Transportation Company

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 7 Michigan-Wisconsin Transportation Company 1981-1990

Includes carferry line company sail schedules, cruise guides, other information. Company dissolved in 1990.

Ms 7 Michigan-Wisconsin Transportation Co.

  • Ms 7.1-1 Sailing Schedules 1984-1991
Ms 8 Goodrich Transportation Company

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 8 Goodrich Transportation Company

Contains company memorabilia and history. Ship menus, signage, records, passenger tickets and receipts.

Ms 8.1 Memorabilia and advertising
Ms 8.2 Ship Accident Reports
Ms 8.3 Ship Stock Inventory Report
Ms 8.4 Official Ships Logs
Ms 8.5 Passenger Tickets and Receipts
Ms 8.6 Notice to Passengers (signage) – on board vessels
Ms 8.7 Vessel memorabilia

  • Ms 8.7-1 S.S. Alabama
  • Ms 8.7-2 S.S. Carolina
  • Ms 8.7-3 S.S. Virginia
  • Ms 8.7-4 S.S. Christopher Columbus

Ms 8.8 Menus
Ms 8.9 Cruise Guide
Ms 8.10 Stationary and Publication: The Goodrich Anchor
Ms 8.11 Manifest

Ms 9 Bay Shipbuilding Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, WI

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 9 Bay Shipbuilding Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Company history, personnel and labor agreements, vessel histories and launchings, specific vessel info, construction info.

Ms 9.1 Production and History
Ms 9.2 Labor agreements

  • Ms 9.2-1 Carpenters and Joiners Union Local 2167
  • Ms 9.2-2 Boilermakers, Iron workers, Blacksmiths, Forgers Local 449
  • Ms 9.2-3 Plumbers & Steam Fitters and Pipe Fitters Local 298
  • Ms 9.2-4 Electrical Workers Local 158

Ms 9.3 Launching and Christening programs and materials

  • Ms 9.3-1 M/V American Mariner, 1980
  • Ms 9.3-2 M/V Belle River, 1977
  • Ms 9.3-3 M/V Joseph L. Block, 1976
  • Ms 9.3-4 M/V Buffalo, 1978
  • Ms 9.3-5 M/V Columbia Star
  • Ms 9.3-6 Steamer E.M Ford Rededication Program, 1980
  • Ms 9.3-6.1 Steamer E.M Ford Blessing Program
  • Ms 9.3-7 M/V Lewis Wilson Foy, 1978
  • Ms 9.3-8 M/V Edwin H. Gott, 1978
  • Ms 9.3-9 M/V Sam Laud, 1975
  • Ms 9.3-10 M/V St. Clair, 1976
  • Ms 9.3-11 Marie Tilton, Tank Barge, 1980
  • Ms 9.3-12 M/V Fred R. White Jr., 1979
  • Ms 9.3-13 M/V Charles E. Wilson, 1973
  • Ms 9.3-14 M/V H. Lee White
  • Ms 9.3-15 Lewis Wilson Foy, 1978

Ms 9.4 Vessel histories

  • Ms 9.4-1 steamer E.M. Ford

Ms 9.5 Lay-up List 1975-76
Ms 9.6 World War II

Ms 10 Pickands Mather Company / Interlake Steamship Company

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 10 Pickands Mather Company/Interlake Steamship Company

Company history, brochures, vessel information.

Ms 10 Pickands Mather Company / Interlake Steamship Company

  • Ms 10.1 Company Histories
  • Ms 10.2 Company Brochure
  • Ms 10.3-1 Vessel Descriptions, M/V Wm. J. DeLancey
Ms 11 American Shipbuilding Company

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 11 American Shipbuilding Company

Located in Lorain, Ohio. Employee information, World War II involvement, general history of company.

Ms 11 American Shipbuilding Company

  • Ms 11.1 Employee Identification
  • Ms 11.2 World War II Contribution
Ms 12 United States Steel nee Pittsburgh Steamship Company

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 12 United States Steel (nee Pittsburgh Steamship Co.)

Information regarding U.S. Steel Corporation and its maritime subsidiary Pittsburgh Steamship Company. Also later referred to as U.S. Steel Great Lakes Fleet.

Ms 12.1 Employee Identification Documents
Ms 12.2 U.S. Steel News Publication
Ms 12.3 U.S. Steel Event Invitations
Ms 12.4 U.S. Steel Miscellaneous

Ms 13 Peterson Shipbuilding Company

 

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 13 Peterson Shipbuilding Company (Peterson Builders, Inc.

Records of Peterson Builders of Sturgeon Bay, WI. Information includes brief company history, launchings, christenings, corporate sales bulletins, vessel information.

Ms 13.1 Company History

  • Ms 13.1-1 Sales Info

Ms 13.2 Launch and christening programs

  • Ms 13.2-1 Safeguard (ARS 50), 1983
  • Ms 13.2-2 Grasp (ARS 51), 1984
  • Ms 13.2-3 Salvor (ARS 52), 1984
  • Ms 13.2-4 Grapple (ARS 53), 1984
  • Ms 13.2-5 Avenger MCM-1
  • Ms 13.2-6 Guardian MCM-5
  • Ms 13.2-7 Sentry MCM-3
  • Ms 13.2-8 Pioneer MCM-9
  • Ms 13.2-9 Scout MCM-8
  • Ms 13.2-10 Ardent NCN-12
  • Ms 13.2-11 Warrior MCM-10

Ms 13.3 Employees

Ms 14 Johnson Shipbuilding Green Bay, WI

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 14 Johnson Shipbuilding Company, Green Bay, WI

Company no longer in existence. Information includes Andre & Arthur Johnson family and business history. Oral histories in cassette tape form by surviving family members and photocopies of business records.

Ms 14.1 Family history as it relates to shipbuilding
Ms 14.2 Sketch of ship yard as remembered by Stanley Johnson
Ms 14.3 Statements Due & Payments received by Andrew A. Johnson & Son Shipyard 1917-1921

Ms 15 Dan Kidney & Sons Boat Works, De Pere, WI

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 15 Dan Kidney & Sons Boat Works, De Pere, WI

Records concerned with family and company history and correspondence and records. Other data includes vessels built by Kidney specifically and generally, as well as other company advertising circulars and catalogs.

Ms 15.1 Family History
Ms 15.2 Correspondence
Ms 15.3 Company History
Ms 15.4 Company Catalogs
Ms 15.5 Kidney Boats

  • Ms 15.5-1 Vessels – White Wing
  • Ms 15.5-2 Vessels – steam yacht Ellen C.
  • Ms 15.5-3 Vessels – unknown vessel

Ms 15.6 Catalogs

Ms 16 C. Reiss Coal Company

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 16 C. Reiss Coal Company, Sheboygan, WI

Records regarding company history and inter-vessel communication, radio code books.

Ms 16.1 Company History
Ms 16.2 Vessel and company code books
Ms 16.4 Documents
Ms 16.5 Richard J. Reiss

Ms 17 Burger Boat Company Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 17 Burger Boat Company Collection

Records of the Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Records of launch and delivery dates of Burger vessels, company history, business records. Includes World War II vessel construction, fishing vessels, contracts, memorabilia.

 

Ms 17 Drawings and Specifications for Ladders and Steps on boats 2005-65-18
Ms 17 Misc. notes related to unknown Burger vessels 2005-65-19
Ms 17 Drawings and Specifications for Cuddy Door and Steps, and Deck Storage for Burger Boats 2005-65-20
Ms 17.1 Company History & Memorabilia

  • Ms 17.1-1 Employees
    • Ms 17.1-1.1 Employees – Union
  • Ms 17.1-2 Corp. Articles
  • Ms 17.1-3 Bankruptcy
  • Ms 17.1-4 Reopening 1993

Ms 17.2 Correspondence

  • Ms 17.2-1 Re: Schuette Family Yacht, Ludie Marine Comtriation, & Burger Boat Plans

Ms 17.3 Vessel listings

  • Ms 17.3-1.1 Yachts – Memorabilia Burger 60
  • Ms 17.3-1 Vessel List 1946-1984, yachts arranged by delivery date
  • Ms 17.3-1.2 Burger 93 (Steel Cruise)
  • Ms 17.3-3 Vessel listing of fishing vessels, 1926-1950
  • Ms 17.3-2 Vessel Listing circa 1923-1959, Job #3A-11C
  • Ms 17.3-5 Burger Yachts/vessels, 1930 -1963
  • Ms 17.3-4 Vessel Listings, Navy and Army contracts, 1953-1955

Ms 17.4 World War II Company Memorabilia

  • Ms 17.4-1 World War II ATR Rescue Tug Launch Passes
    • Ms 17.4-1.1 World War II ATR – 89 (Rescue Tugs)
  • Ms 17.4-2 WWII Minesweeper (YMS) launching passes
    • Ms 17.4-2.1 YMS material
  • Ms 17.4-3 World War II Sub chasers (PC) launching passes
    • Ms 17.4-3.1 WWII sub chaser (PC)

Ms 17.5 Vessels

  • Ms 17.5-1 Tug Harrison Ludington (96036) st.s. Built 1890
  • Ms 17.5-2 Donna (208539) Ga.s. Built 1904
  • Ms 17.5-3 Cherokee (240065) Ga.s. Built 1906
  • Ms 17.5-4 Helen B (209397) Ga.s. Built 1905
  • Ms 17.5-5 Marie (257323) Ol.s.y. Built 1949

Ms 17.6 Burger Yacht General Engine Information and Notes
Ms 17.7 Burger Yachts – General Information
Ms 17.8 Publications

  • Ms 17.8-1 Burger Yard News Vol. 1 No. 1 1957 to Vol. 10 No. 1 1988; 1994-1995
  • Ms 17.8-2 Other Burger Publications

Ms 17.8-1 Beth-A-Belle, 1979

Ms 17.8-2 Adventurer, 1980

Ms 17.8-3 Bravo Papa, 1981

Ms 17.8-4 Silver Sharis, 1981

Ms 17.8-5 Mayan Queen, 1981

Ms 17.8-6 Grindstone, 1981

Ms 17.8-7 Voyager, 1982

Ms 17.8-8 Burger 70, 1982

Ms 17.8-9 Electra, 1982

Ms 17.8-10 Quanta, 1983

Ms 17.8-11 Silver Cloud, 1983

Ms 17.8-12 Eastwind, 1984

Ms 17.8-13 Beth-A-Belle, 1984

Ms 17.8-14 Panacea IV, 1984

Ms 17.8-15 Paradox, 1986

Ms 17.8-16 Galpo, 1986

Ms 17.8-17 Voyager

Ms 17.8-18 Encore V, 1986

Ms 17.8-19 Anna Marie, 1986

Ms 17.8-20 Beth-A-Belle, 1987

Ms 17.8-21 The King & I, 1987

Ms 17.8-23 Fantasy V, 1988

Ms 17.8-24 Burger 83, 1992

Ms 17A Log Books

  • Ms 17A.1 Displacement Record, 1924-1930
  • Ms 17A.2 Ships Log MSU 486, 1955
  • Ms 17A.3 USS Valor (AM 472) Pilot house Log, 1954
  • Ms 17A.4 USS Vital (AM 474) Official Log, 1955
  • Ms 17A.5 Ships Log MSO 487, 1955
  • Ms 17A.6 SC 660-661, 1942
  • Ms 17A.7 USS Vigor (AM 473) Pilot House Log, 1952
  • Ms 17A.8 AM 573, 1953
  • Ms 17A.10 YMS Specifications, 1948
  • Ms 17A.11 45’ Tugs, 1948

M90-2-11 Sparkman and Stephens – Minesweeper, 1954
M90-2-12 J.J. Camalich – Bon Jour, 1929
M90-2-13 M.W. DeYoung – Tug, 1922
M90-2-14 A.W. Goodrich – Houseboat, 1925
M90-2-15 Detroit Lighthouse Dept. – Motorboat, 1916
M90-2-16 Francis Dickerson – Pleasure Craft, 1915
M90-2-17 Henry Goble – Pleasure craft, 1915
M90-2-18 L.M. Hanks – sailboat, 1921
M90-2-19 U.S. Government – Sub Chaser, 1917
M90-2-20 Kettleson, Schoha & Beunel – Sand Sucker, 1921
M90-2-21 H.V. Joannes – Type A Deck Cruiser, 1924
M90-2-22 Conrad LaFond – Fish Tug, 1922
M90-2-23 Kolbe Fish Co. – Fish Tug. 1915
M90-2-24 Standard Oil Corp. – Work Boat, 1916
M90-2-25 Frank Martinek – stern open boats (2), 1911
M90-2-26 Frank Martinek – 6 passenger vessel, 1915?
M90-2-27 McMullen & Pitz – 76’ Vessel, 1923
M90-2-28 E.N. Murphy – auxiliary cruising yawl
M90-2-29 National Fireproofing Co. – Tug
M90-2-30 C. Reiss Coal Co. – Runabout, 1922
M90-2-31 O.M. Reif – motorboat, 1923
M90-2-32 O.M. Teif – launch, 1921
M90-2-33 Pittsburgh S.S. Co. USLHS – Motorboat, 1916
M90-2-34 E.P. Rupprecht – Cabin Launch, 1905
M90-2-35 J.V. Rohan – Katherine – runabout, 1923
M90-2-36 J. Weitz – sch. Blackhawk, 1931
M90-2-37 W.C. Stone – Motorboat, 1923
M90-2-38 G.C. VonStamwitz – Cruiser, 1921
M90-2-39 E.A. Sonnemann Fish Co. – Fish Tug, 1916
M90-2-40 Smith Brothers & Hahn, Sheboygan – Fish Tug, 1916
M90-2-41 Benson, Jenson, Benson – Tug & Tug Alice, 1922
M90-2-42 P.D. Harvey, Chicago – Cruiser – #939, 1923
M90-2-43 Illinois Steel Co., Chicago – cruiser – #940, 1923
M90-2-44 O. Abernathy, Kansas City, M) – Cruiser – #1923
M90-2-45 H.S. Cooper – Motor Yacht, 1924
M90-2-46 H. Wuesthoff – Cruiser – #990, 1924
M90-2-47 Smith Brothers Port Wahington – Fish Tug, 1926
M90-2-48 Jacobi – Fish Tug, 1927
M90-2-49 E.E. Gillen – Towing Tug, 1926
M90-2-50 J. Jacobi- Fish Tug, 1927
M90-2-51 S.C. Brown – Yacht Lura B, 1928
M90-2-52 Coffey Fish Co. – Fish Tug, 1928
M90-2-53 L. Cornell – Fish Tug, 1928
M90-2-54 Smith Fish Co. – Wood Fish Tug, 1928
M90-2-55 Oriental Mills – Freighter (This could be White Swan), 1922
M90-2-56 War Dept. – Standard cruiser, 1930
M90-2-57 F.W. Denton – diesel Yacht – #313A, 1929
M90-2-58 McMullen & Pitz – Tug – #314A, 1930
M90-2-59 G.L. Dredge & Drydock – launches – 315A, 316A, 317A, 318A, 1930
M90-2-60 F. LeClair – Fish Boat – # 319A, 1922
M90-2-61 LeClair Fish Co. Confirmation Pond Fish Boat, 1930
M90-2-62 S.C. Rozenbeck – Yacht & Yacht Flicker, 1930
M90-2-63 54’ Single Screw boat, 1930
M90-2-64 Sinclair Refining – Somcaor, 1935
M90-2-65 H. LaFond – Fish Tug, 1930
M90-2-66 L.H. Heinke – cruiser – #346A, 1931
M90-2-67 R. Souquet, J. M. Conway – cruiser – #356A, 1931
M90-2-68 W.J. Laurie – Steamer North Shore, 1931
M90-2-69 Duluth, Superior Dredge CO. – Tug, 1931
M90-2-70 E.N. Murphy Yacht Yawim – #347A, 1930
M90-2-71 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. Golden State & Wolverine, numbers 380A and 381A, 1931-32
M90-2-72 G. Mollhagen –Fish Tug – #282A, 1929
M90-2-73 L.H Vaughn – Sailboat, 1928
M90-2-74 Hanson Brothers – Fish Tug, 1929
M90-2-76 R.T. Friedmann – Yacht Who – #304A, 1929
M90-2-77 E. Nelson – Fish Tug #386A, 1932
M90-2-78 Klein, Ehaney, Smith #404A, 1933
M90-2-79 Simons & Cornell – Tug, 1933
M90-2-80 F. Weimer – Fish Tug, 1934
M90-2-81 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. – Yawl, 1933
M90-2-82 E. Mathews – Fish Tug, 1934
M90-2-83 Simons & Connel – Tug, 1934
M90-2-84 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. – Yawl, 1935
M90-2-85 W.E. Hill – Tug – Naomi Kong, 1935
M90-2-86 Smith Brothers – Fish Tug, 1935
M90-2-87 G. VanHall – Fish Tug, 1936
M90-2-88 Brown Fisheries – Fish Boat, 1936
M90-2-89 Bossler & Sons – Fish Tug, 1936
M90-2-90 F. Meyer – Fish Boat, 1938
M90-2-91 L. Nelson – Fish Boat, 1938
M90-2-92 L. White – Fish Boat – Albert J – #492, 1938
M90-2-93 LeClair Brothers Fish Tug – #493, 1937
M90-2-94 Jacobi – Fish Tug, 1937
M90-2-95 Booth Fisheries – Frt. – #509A, 1938
M90-2-96 Lighthouse Bureau – Patrol Boat, 1939
M90-2-97 U.S. Navy – USS YP-26 – #210, 1940
M90-2-98 L. Miller – Yacht Sereno, 1949
M90-2-99 Albert & Ludwig Rozal – Fish Boat, 1949
M90-2-100 U.S. Navy-Minesweeper-AMS 60 class, 1953
M90-2-101 U.S. Navy-Minesweeper-AMS 60 class, 1953
M90-2-102 U.S. Navy-Minesweeper-AMS 60 class, 1953
M90-2-103 U.S. Navy-Minesweeper-AMS 60 class, 1954
M90-2-104 Metal Coating Corp. – Yacht Panacea #882, 1954
M90-2-105 H. Richter – #889A – cruiser Hal- Pan III ,1954
M90-2-106 W. Jenkins, #889A, Cruiser Willie Kaye, 1955
M90-2-107 H. Finely – Cruiser Janeff, 1951
M90-2-108 City of Milwaukee – Harbor Escort, 1957
M90-2-109 Hermarwin Corp – Mara Caprice, 1957
M90-2-110 H. Elliott, Halsam Products – Caroline IV “Burger 65,” 1957
M90-2-111 B. Ford – “Burger 65,” #50B, Onika, 1957
M90-2-112 H. Otis – Cruiser Tejana, Burger 70, #51B, 1957
M90-2-113 W. Tyler – Cruiser Ceriel, 1958
M90-2-114 Col. R. Williams & L.C. Williams – Burger 65 Cruiser Yacht Dunreath II, 1958
M90-2-115 J. Camp – Cruiser Sea Star, 1958
M90-2-116 C. Johnson, Motor Investment Corp – Aluminum Fish Boat,1959
M90-2-117 R. Dant – Burger 80, Prairie Belle, 1958
M90-2-118 C. Smith – Burger 65, Nancy V, 1959
M90-2-119 R. Hermann – Burger 60, Emperor Gene, 1959
M90-2-120 Burger Boat, Rules and Regulations, Mortgage,Chris Craft, Correspondence

Ms 19 Manitowoc Submarines

Ms 19.1 Golet (SS 361)
Ms 19.2 Guavina (SS 362)
Ms 19.3 Guitarro (SS 363)
Ms 19.4 Hammerhead (SS 364)
Ms 19.5 Hardhead (SS 365)
Ms 19.6 Hawkbill (SS 366)
Ms 19.7 Icefish (SS 367)
Ms 19.8 Jallao (SS 368)
Ms 19.9 Kete (SS 369)
Ms 19.10 Kraken (SS 370)
Ms 19.11 Lagarto (SS 371)
Ms 19.12 Lamprey (SS 372)
Ms 19.13 Lizardfish (SS 373)
Ms 19.14 Loggerhead (SS 374)
Ms 19.15 Macabi (SS 375), 1944-45
Ms 19.16 Mapiro (SS 376, 1944-45
Ms 19.17 Menhaden (SS 377), 1944-45
Ms 19.18 Mero (SS 378) 1945
Ms 19.19 Peto (SS 265)
Ms 19.19-1 Launch Information
Ms 19.19-2 On Board Ship 1942
Ms 19.19-3 Cachets
Ms 19.20 Pogy (SS 266), 1942-43
Ms 19.21 Pompon (SS 267), 1942-43
Ms 19.23 Puffer (SS 268), 1942-43
Ms 19.23 Rasher (SS 269), 1942-43
Ms 19.24 Raton (SS 270), 1943
Ms 19.25 Ray (SS 271), 1943
Ms 19.26 Redfin (SS 272), 1943
Ms 19.27 Robalo (SS 273), 1943
Ms 19.28 Rock (SS 274), 1943

Ms 20 Samuel Neff & Sons Company Collection

COPE & CONTENT: Ms 20 Samuel Neff & Sons Company Collection

Neff family history, including Samuel Neff & Sons Shipping Company. Neff family arrived in Wisconsin Territory in 1837. Shipping occurred primarily in the Fox River, but also includes Lakes Michigan and Winnebago.

Contains ledgers and account books for company vessels, company contracts and agreements, business and personal correspondence, master’s licenses, company letterhead, and miscellaneous information about Neff Company vessels.

Also includes over 100 original drawings and paintings by Charles S. Neff of lake and river vessels (many owned by Neff & Sons).

Extent: 1.1 linear feet (3 boxes)

Including:

Ms 20.1 Neff Company account book, M95-11-16
Ms 20.2 Ledger, Neff steamers, M95-11-17
Ms 20.3 Ledger/Log, CHARLES S. NEFF, M95-1-18
Ms 20.4 Ledger, EDWIN S. TICE, M95-11-19
Ms 20.5 Samuel Neff & Co. 1891-1907, M95-11-20
Ms 20.6 Ledger, IDA E. and tug I.X.L., M-95-11-21
Ms 20.7 Payroll Ledger 1884, M95-11-22
Ms 20.8 Inventory steamer progress and trips, M95-11-23

Ms 21 Moore Speedcranes

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 21 Moore Speedcranes

Ms 21 Correspondence, 1925-1927
M85-28-18 Moore Speedcrane Co. Correspondence Re: Material, Prices, 1925-1927
M85-28-17 (1 of 2) Moore Speedcrane Co. Correspondence Re: Drawings, Patterns, Specifications 1925-1927
E.B Nickles Patent Information

  • Ms 21 Bridge Contracts – Construction & Repair
  • Ms 21 Moore Speedcrane Co. Discussion of Potential take over by Manitowoc

Engineering (i.e. Manitowoc Co.) ca. 1920s

  • Ms 21 Sales Bulletin for Speedcranes
  • Ms 21 Cranes – Owners, Build, Dates, etc.
  • Ms 21 Model 4500 Speedcrane Project Study
  • Ms 21 Contracts
Ms 22 General Manuscript Collection

Consists of manuscripts filed in order of appearance, not alphabetical. These files may be removed at any time they grow to need their own file, box, or Ms group.

 Ms 22.1 USS Manitowoc LST 1180
Ms 22.2 Lakeside Packing Company
Ms 22.3 Lake Carriers Association
Ms 22.5 Manitowoc – General (not WWII)

  • Ms 22.5-1 8th St. Bridge, City of Manitowoc
  • Ms 22.5-2 8th St. Bridge, City of Manitowoc

Ms 22.6 Plumb & Nelson
Ms 22.7 Private Paper, Getters, Etc. Re: Old Sailors & List of Chapter 1947
Ms 22.8 Straubel Marine Engines
Ms 22.9 Hikawa Maru
Ms 22.10 Schuette Company
Ms 22.11 Marinette Marine
Ms 22.12 Hankscraft Company, Madison, WI

  • Ms 22.12-1 Plan Specifications
  • Ms 22.12-2 Catalogs & Brochures
  • Ms 22.12-3 Advertising Photos
  • Ms 22.12-4 Stock Certificate

Ms 22.13 Union Dry Dock Company
Ms 22.14 Sturgeon Bay – General
Ms 22.15 Chicago Shipbuilding Company
Ms 22.16 Early Manitowoc History/Harbor Development
Ms 22.17 Early Manitowoc Shipbuilding
Ms 22.18 Early Naval Victories 1812
Ms 22.19 Vessels

  • Ms 22.19-1 Eastland
  • Ms 22.19-2 W.M.E Fitzgerald
  • Ms 22.19-3 Pontiac
  • Ms 22.19-4 Medusa Challenger
  • Ms 22.19-5 Tionesta
  • Ms 22.19-6 Winneconne

Ms 22.20 Merchant Marine Discharge Information/Certification, Passes
Ms 22.21 Bulk Carriers – general info, menus

  • Ms 22.21-1 J.R. Sensibar

Ms 22.22 Marine Insurance
Ms 22.23 Inspectors Certificates

  • Ms 22.23-1 Inspectors Certification – Marine, Early Style
  • Ms 22.23-2 Inspectors Certification eagle with V issue
  • Ms 22.23-3 Inspectors Certification 1st Class X Form with Eagle

Ms 22.24 Department of Commerce

  • Ms 22.24.1 Certificates

Ms 22.25 Steamboat Inspection

  • Ms 22.25-1 Steamboat Inspection, Customs, Treasury Department
  • Ms 22.25-2 Steamboat Inspector, Customs, Treasury Department

Ms 22.26 Railroad
Ms 22.27 Commercial Fishing
Ms 22.28 Smalley Manufacturing
Ms 22.29 Manitowoc County Companies – Various
Ms 22.30 General
Ms 22.31 Treasury Department – General
Ms 22.32 Bill of Sale of Enrolled Jerval
Ms 22.33 Small Boat Information
Ms 22.34 Geographical Location – General
Ms 22.35 St. Lawrence Seaway
Ms 22.36 Frank Sammons, Sr.
Ms 22.37 Detroit Drydock Company
Ms 22.38 Timothy Kelley Family
Ms 22.39 Mathews Boat Company
Ms 22.40 Holmes Marine Motor
Ms 22.41 Stickler Weedless Wheel Company
Ms 22.42 Lozier Marine Gas Engine
Ms 22.43 Fulton Manufacturing Company
Ms 22.44 Sterling Engine Company
Ms 22.45 Scripps Motor Company
Ms 22.46 Lejeal Motor Works
Ms 22.47 Kermath Marine Engines
Ms 22.48 ALFCO Marine Engine
Ms 22.49 Brooks Boat Manufacturing
Ms 22.50 Acme Marine
Ms 22.51 Marine Wheel Company
Ms 22.52 Nagle Engine & Boiler Works
Ms 22.53 United States Line
Ms 22.54 Palmer Johnson, Inc.
Ms 22.55 Yachts – Great Lakes Builders/ Dealers
Ms 22.56 Soo Locks, Sault St. Marie
Ms 22.57 Fishing
Ms 22.58 Burman, E.S. Co. Ship Chandlery. Manufacturer of shipbuilding supplies since 1919. Dissolved 1994 upon death of Roy Burman.

  • Ms 22.58-1 E.S. Burman Company

Ms 22.59 McMullen & Pitz Marine Construction Company
Ms 22.60 Lumber Industry
Ms 22.61 Duluth, MN – Port of
Ms 22.62 Army Corp of Engineers
Ms 22.63 Lake Michigan Car ferry
Ms 22.64 Marinette Marine
A99-43-3 Training Manual, Walworth Company
A99-43-2 Instruction Book, Walworth Company
A99-43-1 Instruction Book, Walworth Company
A99-43-5a to e Gustav Wiedeke Collection
A99-43-6 and A99-43-4 Welding and Brazing Alcoa Aluminum 1942 and Fluid
Line Couplings
A99-43-7 The Facts About Sil-Fos and Easy – Flo Low Temperature Silver
Brazing Alloys, Handy & Harman Quality Service
A99-43-8 The Facts About Sil-Fos and Easy – Flo Low Temperature Silver
Brazing Alloys, Handy & Harman Quality Service
A99-43-4 New 10th Edition American Machinist Reference Sheets
A99-43-12, 11, 10 Industrial and Marine Metal Products T-51 Catalog Brooks
Equipment Corporation, Welding Data Sheets Second Edition, Bit-Tipe
Flareless Tub Fittings High Pressure Tube Fittings for Fluid Line Service
The Aircraft Fitting Company
A99-43-13 Unit Course in Marine Pipe Fitting by California State Department of
Education Bureau of Trade and Industrial Education 1941
A99-43-14 Unit Course For the Training of Coppersmiths, By California State
Department of Education 1943
A99-43-16, 17, 18a-b, 15 Short Magazines on Various Topics
2000-15-4 The Nuclear Navy 1955-1965
2000-15-1 to 3 List of Ships and builders, Launching Check-off, Picture Admiral
James C. Dempsey
2000-32-1 to 19 Leather Binder, Signature, Record of Medical Examinations and
Hospital Admissions, 20 Frances, Curacao 1942, Cuacac 1942, VIJF Gulden, Dept. of Commerce Certificate of Discharge, U.S Coast Guard Certificate of Discharge, U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Discharge, Certificate of Discharge, Pennsylvania Railroad Co. Tickets, Certificate of Service, Certificate of Efficiency to Lifeboat Man, Certificate of Graduation, Certificate: Release from Active Duty, Seaman Passport, Seaman’s Certificate of Identification
2004-47-1 scrapbook, CLIFFS VICTORY
2004-18-1 Car Ferry Pencil Tablet, Schmidtman Co., Manitowoc
2000-47-2a-j US Frigate Constitution
2000-54-2 1901 Album of Designs for Boats, Launches and Yachts by Fred W.
Martin
2000-39-1 Kear Saga Newsletter
2000-19-1 and 200-19-2a-b Second Day of Issue Submarine Stamps and Cachet
99-23-4a and 99-23-4b United States Department of Commerce Weather Bureau
Great Lakes Forecast Bulletin
99-23-2 and 99-23-3 Table 7 Reduction of Volume to 60° F . . . Table 5
Reduction of Observed API Gravity
99-23-1 Load Line Certificate For Vessels of the Great Lakes For Taurus
A99-7-1 License to Assistant Engineer of Steam Vessels, 1942
99-1-5 Navigation Chart of Lake Winnebago and Surrounding Navigable Waters
99-1-4 Map Wolf River
A99-15-2 Michigan Transit Corporation Brochure
2000-6-1-to 3 Pamphlets
2000-57-1 Cobia Envelope – Submarine Centennial March 27, 2000
2000-58-1 Tropedomans School Notebook From WWII (1944)
2000-60-17a World War II, Facsimile reproductions of five pages from important
documents related to WWII.
2000-65-3 “The Clairvoyance of Frame Fifty-Two” by Gregory Tanner
A99-44-1
99-15-14 1 Page Brochure (Flyer) “A Thrill of a Life Time” Sault STE. Marie,
Michigan
A99-36-1 Cobia Crew Member’s Log of Joe Campagna
Wartime Tour of Duty
2001-10-1 1961 Fishing Scott Owner’s Manual (Outboard Motor)
2006-22-1 Letter on Ashley and Dustin Steamer Line Stationary regarding ferry boats in Ohio
2007-5-10 Submarine Training Materials (World War II), belonged to Stanley Bednarczyk
2007-12-1 Publication The Bulletin: American Bureau of Shipping, June 1967

 

Ms 23 Diaries of Captain Timothy Kelley Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 23 Captain Timothy Kelley Collection

The diaries of Captain Timothy Kelley (1849-1943) of Manitowoc, who earned his master’s license in 1870 at age 21, becoming the youngest to do so on the Great Lakes at the time. He maintained daily diaries from that point until his death.

Ms 23.1 Diaries of Timothy Kelley 1870-1905

  • Ms 23.1a Transcribed Diaries of Timothy Kelley 1870-1873

Ms 23.2 Diaries of Timothy Kelley 1906-1943

See also: Captain Timothy Kelley’s Ship’s Logs (Ms 31)

Ms 24 William Wallace Bates Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 24 William Wallace Bates Collection

 

Information Re: Clipper City Construction – Copied from “U.S. Nautical Magazine & Naval Journal “Feb. 1856” and Copied from Bates, W.W. – Mold Loft Notebook
Typed Copies of Articles in Reference to Bates
U.S. Department of Interior – Merchant Sail by Wm. Armstrong Fairbanks, 1876-1947
Article by Bates on trade Bessel Differences
“Ship Timber in the United States” by WM. Wallace Bates, 1866
“Synopsis of A System of Marine Inspection Proposed to the Underwriters of the United States for Adoption,” New York 1857 by John Griffith and W.W. Bates
Bates Article – March/April 1982 Anchor News
Papers Written by W.W. Bates
“The Question of Wood or Iron” – by W.W. Bates 1870
Milwaukee Sentinel Citation – locations
From The New York Times 6-30-1857
From The Portland Oregon Library Material from “Oregonian”
Bates Appt. File – Com. Of Navigation From Oregon Historical Society
U.S. Department of Interior: Pacific Marine Review “Popular Misconceptions As To Shipping” by Wm. W. Bates
“Comparative Performances of American Foreign Freighting Ships –Our Superiority” by W.W. Bates 1893
The Merchant Marine – “Our False Policy of Maritime Reciprocity” By W.W. Bates – 1902
“The American Doctrine of Shipping Rights, An American Marine, American Commerce Wars the Police of the Fathers” – By W.W. Bates. Reprinted from Arena of the Shipping ? 1905 (2 copies)
“Our Early Shipping Policy and The Cause of its Success” by W.W. Bates, 1898
“The Shipping Question; True & False in Our Pelagic Policy” by W.W Bates, 1889
“An American Marine, Its Utility, Creation & Maintenance” by William W. Bates
“American Navigation the Political History of Its Rise & Ruin and the Proper Means for Its Encouragement” by W.W. Bates, 1902
“Restoration of Merchant Marine Chart Explanation” by W.W. Bates
“Shipping Independence . . .” By Wm. W. Bates, 1911
“Impracticability of Subsidy Plan of Ship Protection” by William W. Bates
From “American Marine” – Houghton, Mifflin & Co. Boston
“The Right of Terminating Our Maritime Reciprocity Conventions” By William W. Bates
“The Shipping Problem – – – A Rejoiner; Arguments Against the Ship Subsidy Bill” by William W. Bates, 1899
“The Compact for Ship Protection – W/ a Folding Chart Indicating Carriers of Foreign Trade 1895 (2 pieces)
“Our Seagoing Marine” by Wm.W. Bates,1910
Portrait of a Port – Re: Bates
Bates – Follow-up Information File and Other Possible Leads
Potential Material Sources All Bates Family & Griffiths
Mold – Loft Notebook Microfilm Negatives
Plans Available
Challenge With Reference to Bates
U.S. Nautical Magazine & Naval Journal – 1856
Bates Mold Loft Notebook

Ms 26 Henry N. Barkhausen and Capt. Edward Carus

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 26 Henry N. Barkhausen and Capt. Edward Carus Collection

 

Ms 26.1 Henry N. Barkhausen
Ms 26.1-1 Barkhausen Historic Letter

  • Ms 26.1-2 Barkhausen Letter to Mees

Ms 26.2 Capt. Edward Carus
Ms 26.2-1 Letters
Ms 26.2-1.1 Letters 1937 – 1946
Ms 26.2-1.2 Letters

  • Ms 26.2-2 Shipwreck Info

Ms 26.2-2.1 List of Shipwrecks, List of Ships built

  • Ms 26.2-2.2 Shipwrecks
  • Ms 26.2-3 Carus Obituary
  • Ms 26.2-4 Goodrich Company

Ms 26.2-4.1 Goodrich Menus
Ms 26.2-4.2 Goodrich

  • Ms 26.2-5 Vessel Inspection
  • Ms 26.2-6 Licenses
  • Ms 26.2-7 General
  • Ms 26.2-8 Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company and Carus
Ms 31 Captain Timothy Kelley’s Ship’s Logs

M80-9-1 Log of schooner WELLS BURT, 1880 and schooner LOTTIE WOLF, 1881

M80-9-2 Log of schooner C.L. JOHNSTON and schooner THOMAS H. HOWLAND, 1872-1875

M80-9-3 Log of schooner THOMAS H. HOWLAND, 1876-1880

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Ms 34 World War II – General

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 34 World War II – General, Commander G.C. Weaver

 Ms 34.1 Home Front
Ms 34.2 USS Sallfley (DD465)
Ms 34.3 Shipbuilding
Ms 34.4 Servicemen
Ms 34.5 Menus (not Local)
Ms 34.6 1947 – 100th Anniversary of Shipbuilding Letters from Sub Commanders
Ms 34.7 Commander G. C. Weaver
Ms 34.8 Letters Home (Greene)
Ms 34.9 WWII – Maps
Ms 34.10 WWII
Ms 34.11 WWII Manitowoc Sojourner GI Paper
Ms 34-12 Sojourner WWII 1945-46
Ms 34.13 Submarine Music
Ms 34.14 Custerdale

Ms 35 Outboard Motors

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 35 Outboard Motors

 Ms 35.1 Chrysler and other Engines
Ms 35.2 Elgin
Ms 35.3 Elto
Ms 35.4 Evinrude
Ms 35.5 Flambeau
Ms 35.7 Kiekhafer – Mercury
Ms 35.8 Martin
Ms 35.9 Mercury
Ms 35.10 Outboard Motor Company (OMC)
Ms 35.11 Schnacke Manufacturing Corp. (Midjet)
Ms 35.12 Scott-Atwater
Ms 35.13 Thor
Ms 35.14 General – Outboards
Ms 35.15 Outboards – George Kuehn & Racing
Ms 35.16 Waterwitch/ Sears, Roebuck & Company

Ms 36 United States Coast Guard

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 36 United States Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard and its beginnings.

Ms 36.1 USCG – General

  • Ms 36.1-1 USCG Vessels
    • Ms 36.1-1.1 Bristol Bay
    • Ms 36.1-1.2 Dalewis, Ida
    • Ms 36.1-1.3 Walker, Katherine
    • Ms 36.1-1.4 Mackinaw
  • Ms 36.1-2 Navigation
  • Ms 36.1-3 USCG in World War II
  • Ms 36.1-4 Certificates and licenses

Ms 36.2 Lifesaving Service – general

  • Ms 36.2-1 Certificates and licenses
  • Ms 36.2-1 Exam papers

Ms 36.3 Lighthouse Keepers Service

  • Ms 36.3-1 Hopson, James Sr.

Ms 36.4 USCG Revenue Cutter Service
Ms 36.5 Steamboat Inspection Service

Ms 37 Great Lakes Passenger Companies Cruise Guides & Brochures

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 37 Great Lakes Passenger Companies Cruise Guides & Brochures

Ms 37.1 General

  • Ms 37.1-1 Cruises between Milwaukee and Chicago
  • Ms 37.1-2 Cruises in and around the Soo Locks
  • Ms 37.1-3 Cruises along the St. Lawrence Seaway
  • Ms 37.1-4 Paddleboats

Ms 37.2 Ann Arbor Railroad Company
Ms 37.3 Arnold Transit Line
Ms 37.4 Ashley and Dustin Steamer Line
Ms 37.5 Bo-Mar Cruise Lines
Ms 37.6 Bob-Lo-Excursion Company
Ms 37.7 Canada Steamship Lines
Ms 37.8 Canadian National
Ms 37.9 Canadian Pacific Company
Ms 37.10 Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company

  • Ms 37.10-1 Chessie System Railroads

Ms 37.11 Chicago & South Haven Steamship Company
Ms 37.12 Chicago Duluth & Georgian Bay Transportation Company
Ms 37.13 Chicago Roosevelt Steamship Company
Ms 37.14 Chicago-Milwaukee Steamship Line
Ms 37.15 Chicago-Milwaukee-Benton Harbor-South Haven Steamship Line
Ms 37.16 Cleveland and Buffalo Transit Company
Ms 37.17 Detroit and Cleveland Navigation Company
Ms 37.18 Detroit and Georgian Bay Navigation
Ms 37.19 Dominion Transportation Company Limited
Ms 37.20 Flamingo Excursions Incorporated/Vista Lines
Ms 37.21 Gartland Steamship Company
Ms 37.22 Georgian Bay Tourist Company of -Midland Limited-13
Ms 37.23 Goodrich Transit Company
Ms 37.24 Graham and Morton Line
Ms 37.25 Great Lakes Transit Corporation
Ms 37.26 Michigan State Highway Department
Ms 37.27 Michigan Transit Company (Corporation)
Ms 37.28 Michigan-Wisconsin Transportation Company
Ms 37.29 Midwest Cruises Incorporated
Ms 37.30 Miller Boat Line
Ms 37.31 Ontario Northland Marine Services
Ms 37.32 Oranje Line
Ms 37.33 Owen Sound Transportation Company
Ms 37.34 Peninsula and Northern Navigation Company
Ms 37.35 Pere Marquette Line/Railroad Company
Ms 37.36 Shepler’s
Ms 37.37 Star Line-Mackinac Island Passenger Service Inc.
Ms 37.38 Sun Line
Ms 37.39 Washington & Rock Island Ferries
Ms 37.40 Wendella Sightseeing Boats
Ms 37.41 White Star Navigation Company
Ms 37.42 Wisconsin and Michigan Steamship Company
Ms 37.43 Aquarama Line
Ms 37.44 Jet Express
Ms 37.45 Neuman Boat Line
Ms 37.46 Straits Transit Company

Ms 38 Nuclear Submarines and World War II Submarines (Not built in Manitowoc)

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 38 Nuclear Submarines and World War II Submarines (Not built in Manitowoc)

Ms 38.1 World War II Submarines not built in Manitowoc
Ms 38.1-1 Submarine info – general

  • Ms 38.1-1 Naval Service record of Herbert Baehr
  • Ms 38.1-2 Sub Instruction
  • Ms 38.1-2 Qualification papers of Donald Randall, TM
  • Ms 38.1-3 USS Nautilus (1942)
  • Ms 38.1-4 USS Flasher
  • Ms 38.1-5 USS Gunnel (ca. WWII)
  • Ms 38.1-6 USS S-17 (SS 122)
  • Ms 38.1-7 USS Rasher (SSR 269)
  • Ms 38.1-8 USS Pampanito
  • Ms 38.1-9 USS Cavalla
  • Ms 38.1-10 USS Guitarro (SSN 665)
  • Ms 38.1-11 USS Hawkbill (SSN666)
  • Ms 38.1-12 USS Grayback (LPSS 574)
  • Ms 38.1-13 USS Sculpin (SSN 590)
  • Ms 38.1-14 USS Pintado (SSN 672)
  • Ms 38.1-15 USS Ray (SSN 653)
  • Ms 38.1-16 USS Batfish (SSN 681)
  • Ms 38.1-17 USS Jack (SSN 605)
  • Ms 38.1-18 USS Harder (SS 568)
  • Ms 38.1-19 USS Pogy
  • Ms 38.1-20 USS Kraken
  • Ms 38.1-21 USS Mero
  • Ms 38.1-22 USS Searaven
  • Ms 38.1-23 USS Guavina
Ms 38.2 Nuclear Submarines

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 38 Nuclear Submarines and World War II Submarines (Not built in Manitowoc)

Ms 38.2 Nuclear Submarines

Ms 38.2-1 Nuclear Submarine info

  • Ms 38.2-2 USS John Adams (SSBCN 620)
  • Ms 38.2-3 USS Billfish (SSN 676)
  • Ms 38.2-4 USS Lafayette (SSBN 616)
  • Ms 38.2-5 USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN 658)
  • Ms 38.2-6 USS George Washington (SSBN 598)
  • Ms 38.2-7 USS Michigan (SSN 727)
  • Ms 38.2-8 John Marshall (SSBN 611)
Ms 39 U.S.S Cobia Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 39 U.S.S. Cobia Collection

Baseball (Campagna)
Salvage Records
Cachets, Invitations
On Board Newsletters
Engine Operating Reports 1959-62

Ms 40 Georgian Bay Line Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 40 Georgian Bay Line Collection
Includes company memorabilia, cruise guides and schedules, vessel information.

Ms 40.1 Company Memorabilia

  • Ms 40.1-1 Georgian Bay Line – Ships steamer North American
  • Ms 40.1-2 Georgian Bay Line- Ships steamer South American
  • Ms 40.1-3 Georgian Bay Line Alabama

Ms 40.2 Georgian Bay Line – Brochures
Ms 40.3 Specific vessel information

  • Ms 40.3-1 Georgian Bay Line Corporate Materials
  • Ms 40.3-2 Georgian Bay Line Corporate Materials (contracts)

Ms 40.4 Georgian Bay Line – People
Ms 40.5 Georgian Bay Line – General
Ms 40.6, P92-12-29 Blueprint Mid ship Section Hull 107 (FRAGILE)
Georgian Bay Line Ads
Loose Information in Back

Ms 41 Henry C. Grebe & Co. Inc.

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 41 Henry C. Grebe & Company, Inc., Chicago, IL
Yacht builder. Collection includes blueprints, photos, and half-models.

Ms 41.1 Grebe Shipbuilding Stationary, Yachts
Ms 41.2 Grebe Shipyards – Advertising
Ms 41.3 Grebe Shipyards – Betting Marine
Ms 41.4 Grebe History
Ms 41.5 Grebe Vessel Information – General
Ms 41, M95-12-2 Yachts Re: Grebe Listed in Order by Overall Length
Ms 5-12-1 Leather Bound Book
Box 1 – Designs #50-149
Box 2 – Designs #151-275
Box 3 – Designs #276-430
Box 4 – Designs #431-510
Box 5 – Designs #511-556
Box 6 – Designs #557-593
Box 7 – Designs #594-672
Box 8 – Boat Manufacturers
Box 9 – Misc.: Marine Railroad, Launching Car, Office Equipment
Box 10 – Old Boat Files
Box 11 – Old Boat Files
Box 12 – Photographs
Unprocessed box of plans circa 1920-1930
Unprocessed box of photos (including yachts, yacht interiors, and YMS construction), postcards, photo albums, some advertising posters, bookkeeping ledger circa 1951-1955

Ms 42 Nau Tug Line and George Nau Burridge Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 42 Nau Tug Line and George Nau Burridge Collection
Materials regarding Green Bay towing company compiled by George Nau Burridge for publication of book about Nay Tug Line. Includes reference notes, information on rafting, Fox Valley paper industry, financial papers, clippings, ship information.

Ms 42 Original Company Papers and information, 1889-1917
Ms 42 Financial information, 1899-1918
Copies of Related Pictures
Tug Ames, J.C
Tug Bennet, J. W.
Tug Brogna, L.T.
Tug Charnley, C.M
Tug Claude
Tug Erna
Tug Mertel, Mae
Tug Nau, Gladys
Tug George D.
Tug Taylor, W.S
Tug Torrent
Nau Tug Line book reference sources, notes
Rafting Logging Industry
Fox River Valley Mills

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Ms 43 Captain Albert G. Nelson Papers

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 43 Captain Albert G. Nelson Papers
Study materials, handbooks, instructional books used by Captain Albert D. Nelson to prepare for obtaining his pilot’s license and master pilot’s license.

Study materials used by Capt. Nelson for obtaining pilot’s license
Handbook used by Capt. Nelson to study for masters license
Handbook used by Capt. Nelson to study for masters license
Course of Instruction for Navigation School of Lake Carriers’ Association

Ms 44 Willard L. Sperry Papers: Boating and Seamanship Course Materials

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 44 Willard L. Sperry Papers: Boating and Seamanship Course Materials

Papers collected by Willard L. Sperry of Two Rivers, WI from the Coast Navigation School in Santa Barbara, California, Boating & Seamanship course, including lessons in navigation, piloting, boating and seamanship. Includes Sperry’s completed handwritten worksheets and coursework, and certificates indicating the successful completion of the courses, dated 1969.

Boating & Seamanship Course completed by Willard L. Sperry of Two Rivers, WI, 1969. 3 files.

Ms 45 Darrell Boomgaarden USS Cobia Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 45 Darrell Boomgaarden USS Cobia Collection

 Materials compiled by the donor, Darrell Boomgaarden, in preparation for a book he had planned to write about the USS Cobia. 15 boxes (5.8 cubic feet).

Ms 45.1 to Ms 45.17 USS Cobia Reference Volumes. See Container Lists for complete descriptions
Ms 45.18 War Patrol Reports and Information
Ms 45.19 USS Cobia Deck Log
Ms 45.20 Materials copied from Clay Blair, Jr. Collection at University of Wyoming American Heritage Center
Ms 45.21 USS Cobia Muster Log
Ms 45.22 USS Cobia General History and Information

Ms 46 David C. Parsons Papers

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 46 David C. Parsons Papers, 1937-1976

Papers collected by Captain David Parsons. Majority of the material dates from the 1970s. Captain Parsons primarily served on the ore carriers CASON J. CALLAWAY and ARTHUR M. ANDERSON.

Ms 46.1 Log Books

  • Ms 46.1-1 St. Marys River Log – Cason J. Callaway & Arthur M. Anderson. 1975-1976.
  • Ms 46.1-2 Detroit and St. Clair Rivers Log – Cason J. Callaway & Arthur M. Anderson. 1969-1976.
  • Ms 46.1-3 Radio Direction Finder Log – Homer D. Williams. Date unknown.

Ms 46.2 Navigational Materials
Ms 46.3 Certificates
Ms 46.4 Clippings. 1975-1976.
Ms 46.5 Publications

  • Ms 46.5-1 U.S. Steel. 1957-1966.
  • Ms 46.5-2 St. Lawrence Seaway
  • Ms 46.5-3 American Marine Officer, June 1976.
Ms 48 Falcon Marine Company Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 48 Falcon Marine Company Collection

The Falcon Marine Company was located in Waukegan, Illinois and went out of business in 1990. Materials in the collection belonged to a former Falcon Marine employee, and include instruction books and parts catalogs from vessels associated with Falcon Marine. It includes Kahlenberg Brothers Company parts catalogs, American Hoist and Derrick Company parts lists, and other manuals.

2005-92-1 Steam Boiler Operating Manual for model LR122X-8 by the Cleaver-Brooks Company of Milwaukee
2005-92-2 Owner’s manual for the Newport 120 marine radio made by Pearce Simpson.
2005-92-3 American Hoists Illustrated Repair Parts List, American Hoist and Derrick Company, St. Paul.
2005-92-4 American Hoist and Derrick Company Catalog number 106, copyright 1914.
2005-92-5 Parts List for Kahlenberg Marine Engines, Model BF, 4 cylinder 10×10 1/2, Engine number 401 BF. Labeled Tom Johnson Fishing Company, Waukegan, IL, Boat “Lillie B.”
2005-92-6 Instruction Book and Parts List for Kahlenberg Marine Engines, 4 cylinder 10×10 1/2, Engine number 401 BF. Labeled Tug “G.W. Falcon,” Falcon Marine Company, Evanston, Illinois.

Ms 49 Palmer Johnson nee Sturgeon Bay Boat Works nee Sturgeon Bay Boat Company

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 49 Palmer Johnson nee Sturgeon Bay Boat Works nee Sturgeon Bay Boat Company

 Records of Palmer Johnson, Inc. nee Sturgeon Bay Boat Works nee Sturgeon Bay Boat Company. Currently, the collection contains records only from the period when the company was named Sturgeon Bay Boat Works.

Ms 49.1 Vessels

  • Ms 49.1-1 36’ Aircraft Rescue Vessel, U.S. Navy, 1941-1942
  • Ms 49.1-2 28’ Personnel Boat, U.S. Navy, 1954

Ms 49.2 Financial Records, 1943-1946

Ms 50 Herb Koepke Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 50 Herb Koepke Collection

 Includes ship statistics arranged alphabetically as compiled by the donor and creator, Herb Koepke. In 3 boxes, 1.0 cubic feet.

Ms 51 Stephen Petreshock Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 51 Stephen Petreshock Collection

Steve Petreshock was a TM1 (Torpedoman’s Mate First Class) in the U.S. Navy and served for 21 years, most of which was spent in the submarine service. Mr. Petreshock served on Manitowoc-built USS REDFIN during World War II. A native of Simpson, PA and a longtime Manitowoc resident, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and is considered one of the Museum’s founders. Mr. Petreshock was also an accomplished artist and was the official artist for Polaris magazine for many years, published by the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II. Contents of the collection include original cartoons and sketches relating to submarines, submarine photographs, and numerous samples of his published artwork. Most of the original artwork is dated in the 1950s; other materials date primarily to the 1980s and 1990s.

Ms 51.1 Artwork (52 pencil sketches in individual folders, 50 printed pieces in another folder). Circa 1950s.

  • Ms 51.1-1 U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II Calendars featuring art by Stephen Petreshock. 1979-1996.

Ms 51.2 U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II and submarine reunion materials. 1983-1999.
Ms 51.3 Wisconsin Maritime Museum materials. Circa 1980s.

Ms 52 James H. Van Haveren Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 52 James H. Van Haveren Collection
Papers and memorabilia collected by James H. Van Haveren during his approximately 40 years working on Great Lakes commercial bulk carrier freighters. Collection includes substantial object and photographic collections in addition to archival materials.

Ms 52.1 Ship’s articles

  • Ms 52.1-1 A.M. Byers captain’s logs, May to November 1933
  • Ms 52.1-2 A.M. Byers engineer’s logs, 1933

Ms 52.1-3 William K. Field captain’s logs, May to November 1933

  • Ms 52.1-4 William K. Field engineer’s logs, 1933
  • Ms 52.1-5 Miscellaneous blank ship’s articles forms, Erie Sand Steamship Company and Cement Transit Company

Ms 52.2 M/V Loc Bay of the Erie Sand Steamship Company, including declarations, manifest, earnings statement, requisition forms. Circa 1976-1979.
Ms 52.3 M/V Atlas Traveler load line certificate and load line inspection report, 1973-1974.
Ms 52.4 National Marine Service documents
Ms 52.5 U.S. Coast Guard, Certificate of Discharge to Merchant Seaman and Record of Entry forms (blank).
Ms 52.6 Bulk carrier rates, 1929-1940. Includes rock rates, stone rates, coal rates (per ton).
Ms 52.7 Vessel scheduling, 1939. Includes correspondence between Cleveland and Sturgeon Bay.
Ms 52.8 International Ship Masters’ Association Roster, 1999.
Ms 52.9 American Steamship Company menus
Ms 52.10 Business cards

Ms 53 Ralph C. Huston, Jr. Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 53 Ralph C. Huston, Jr. Collection

Ralph C. Huston, Jr. was a World War II USS COBIA crew member who was killed in action aboard the submarine. He joined the Navy in October of 1943 and was killed February 26, 1945. The collection includes correspondence between Huston and his family, official correspondence and documents from the U.S. Navy related to his death, letters written from other COBIA crew members to Huston’s family following his death, copies of his obituary and other miscellaneous documents. See also the artifacts and photographs in the Huston Collection. In 1 box, 0.4 cubic feet.

Ms 53.1 Correspondence

  • Ms 53.1-1 Correspondence between Ralph C. Huston, Jr. and his family, October 1943 to March 1945
  • Ms 53.1-2 Official U.S. Navy correspondence and documents, 1943-1950
  • Ms 53.1-3 Correspondence to the Huston family from USS COBIA crew members, 28 February 1945 to 13 May 1945

Ms 53.2 Miscellaneous documents (includes news clippings/obituaries), 1944-1946

Ms 54 Russ Porter Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 54 Russ Porter Collection

Materials collected by Russ Porter relating to Great Lakes car ferries, including memorabilia, advertisements, correspondence and a journal. 1972-1992.

 

Ms 54.1 Correspondence, 1981-1985

Ms 54.2 Notes written by Russ Porter aboard car ferries, 1972-1973

Ms 54.3 Car ferry memorabilia

Ms 54.3-1 Miscellaneous memorabilia, 1954, n.d.

Ms 54.3-2 Car ferry events, 1984-1992

Ms 54.3-3 Car ferry tickets, circa 1980-1989, n.d.

Ms 54.3-4 Car ferry company documents, n.d.

Ms 55 Rae Todd Kinn Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 55 Rae Todd Kinn Collection

Letters written between Lt. Harold “Hal” Todd and his wife Rae Todd (later Kinn), written between 1941 and 1945 while he was in naval training and later as an officer on the Manitowoc-built submarine USS Lagarto. Mostly letters from Hal but also some letters from Rae that were returned as undeliverable after the submarine was lost in May 1945. Also includes photographs, newspaper clippings, ephemera, and official Navy communication.

Ms 55.1- 1941
Ms 55.2 -1942
Ms 55.3- 1943
Ms 55.4- 1944
Ms 55.5 -1945
Ms 55.6 -Post-War Years, 1946-1998 [inclusive dates]
Ms 55.7 -Newspaper Clippings & Ephemera, 1943-1998 [inclusive dates]
Ms 55.8 -Photographs, 1943 & 1944

Note: Items were arranged in chronological order, therefore some events cross over multiple folders. See notes below for clarification.

Letters to Hal while waiting/deciding to enlist: May 1941-April 1943
Letters from Philadelphia Waiting for Commission: Jan. 1943- April 1943
Cornell: Oct 1943- Feb 1944
New London Sub School: March 1944- Sept. 1944
Pacific: Oct 1944- April 1945

Unprocessed Collection - William L. Anderson Collection

Unprocessed Collection:

2004-56-2 Commemorative letter from the Chief of Naval Personnel to Mr. William Leash Anderson, awarded with Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon Bar.
2004-56-3 Documentation regarding U.S.S. LCI (L) 10.
2004-56-4 British book about the war in the Pacific during World War II. (1941-1945)
2004-56-5 Watch quarter and station bill for LCI (L) Type Craft.
2004-56-6 The Model Craftsman, 5 magazines bound together. March to July, 1933.
2004-56-7 The Amphibs: Amphibious Training Command United States Atlantic Fleet

Unprocessed - Scott Waak Collection

Unprocessed Collection

2000-5-1 to 12 Historical Launching Scripts
2000-23-6a,b,c a – Luncheon brochure Program for Edward L. Ryerson,b – Booklet on the S.S. Edward L. Ryerson, c – envelope – InlandSteel Company
2000-23-7, 2000-23-35, 2000-23-36 Launching Luncheon Program For S.S. Adam E. Cornelius
2000-23-8 to 11 and 2000-23-22 to 22(except 28) Photo Copies
2000-23-13 a and b, 2000-23-12 a and b, Launching and Christening Brochure For Steamer John J. Boland
2000-23-21 Brochure for the Christening Ceremonies of Steamer John G. Munson
2000-23-28 Copy Photograph of John G. Munson
2000-23-34 Press Releases From United States Steel Corporation For Steamer
John G. Munson includes Background Story of the Steamer (25 Pages)

Unprocessed - Nordmeer Collection

Unprocessed Collection

2000-53-69 Mounted Photo with Hook?
2000-53-68, 70, 71a-d Miscellaneous
2000-53-74 Biographie Für Deck M.S. “Nordmeer”
2000-53-76 Schiffstagebuch-Reinschrift (Deck) MS Nordmeer
2000-53-75 Schiffstagebuch-Reinschrift (Deck) Motor Nordmeer

Unprocessed - Robert Langlois Collection

Unprocessed Collection

2000-30-23 125th Anniversary Burger
Broward Marine Saugatuck, Mi and Ft. Lauderdale, FL
United Yacht Transport, C.V. Brochure
Power & Motor Yacht, Burger Article p.83-87
Power & Motor Yacht, Burger Article p. 50-52
Marketplace, Burger Boat Article p.12-14 and 21-23
2000-30-3, 18, 19 Burger Boat
Burger Yard News 81-86, 1965
2000-30-33 to 94 Spencer Boat Co.
Burger Boat Company Envelope

Ms 66 Jerome Laurent Collection

SCOPE & CONTENT: Ms 66 Jerome Laurent Collection

Articles, papers, documents, etc. relating to Great Lakes transportation and economics, with an emphasis on Wisconsin lake ports, as collected for research

Biographical Note:

Jerome Laurent was a professor of economics at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for over 30 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at UW-Eau Claire in 1961, and a master’s degree and doctorate in economics from Indiana University-Bloomington. He began his career at UW-Whitewater in 1965 and was promoted to professor in 1981. Laurent received the UW-Whitewater W.P. Roseman Excellence in Teaching Award in 1975 and was an invited visiting professor at UW-Madison. UW-Whitewater honored him with its Faculty Outstanding Service Award in 1993.

Laurent generated significant research in the field of economic history, focusing on Great Lakes transportation, and authored many articles on the subject, appearing in publications such as Explorations in Economic History, the Journal of Transport History and the International Journal of Maritime History.

 

Examples of his published articles include:

“Trade, Transport and Technology: The American Great Lakes, 1866-1910,” Journal of Transport History, Third Series, Vol. 4, No. 1 (March 1983): 1 – 24.

“Trade Associations and Competition in Great Lakes Shipping: The Pre-World War I Years,” International Journal of Maritime History, Vol. 4, No. 2 (December 1992): 117-153.

“‘And Cut Throat Competition Prevented:’ Concentration and Control in Great Lakes Transportation, 1915-1940,” International Journal of Maritime History (December 2002): 43-84.

 

Extent: 12.5 linear feet (10 banker’s boxes)

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