The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a scene from the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN in Lake Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Evison Clinging to the pilot-house of the LADY ELGIN
John Furlong on his cabin door 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a scene from the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN in Lake Michigan. "John Furlong, finding his cabin door will not support two, is compelled to relinquish it to Gough, who was afterwards lost"
Edward Spencer and his associates gallantly risking their lives 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of two rescuers working in the surf along the shore of Lake Michigan trying to recover those escaping from the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN. "Edward Spencer and his associates gallantly risking their lives in the surf to rescue the drowning people"
Captain Jack Wilson, on the raft 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of a photograph of Captain John (Jack) Wilson, who was lost in the wreck of the steamboat LADY ELGIN in Lake Michigan along with many others on this raft. "Captain Jack Wilson, on the raft encouraging the sufferers, cried out, "Now, Boys, look out for breakers ahead!"
Dreadful collision on Lake Michigan 
Image  22 Sep 1860,   Woodcut engraving of the collision on Lake Michigan involving the steamboat LADY ELGIN and the schooner AUGUSTA. "Dreadful collision on Lake Michigan, between the Mail steamer LADY ELGIN and the schooner AUGUSTA, Sept. 8 1860."
S. S. "City of St. Joseph" Goodrich Transit Co. 
Image  c1924  Colour postcard of the Goodrich Transit Company steamboat CITY OF ST. JOSEPH This is the CITY OF ST. JOSEPH that was launched as the CITY OF CHICAGO, before a fire in 1914. Divided back postcard. Postmarked Saint Joseph, MI, 7 Jul 1931 "S. S. "City of St. Joseph" Goodrich Transit Co." Reverse:...
Steel Car Ferry Pere Marquette. 
Image  1899  Photograph of the Pere Marquette Railway Company ferry PERE MARQUETTE Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899 "Steel Car Ferry Pere Marquette. Capacity 30 Loaded Freight Cars."
Whaleback passenger steamer Christopher Columbus 
Image  1899  The Columbian Whaleback Steamship Company's whaleback passenger steamer CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899.
Schooner Lookout ashore and abandoned on Two Rivers Point. 
Image  1899  Photograph of the shipwreck of the schooner LOOKOUT. She was wrecked on 29 Apr. 1897. Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899.
Steamer Virginia 
Image  1899  Photograph of the Goodrich Transportation Company steamboat VIRGINIA on a night cruise. Illustration from J. B. Mansfield, ed., History of the Great Lakes. Volume I, Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1899.
S. S. Milwaukee Clipper on Lake Michigan 
Image  c 1946  Coloured linen postcard of the Wisconsin & Michigan Steamship Company steamboat MILWAUKEE CLIPPER ex-JUNIATA Divided back postcard. Postmarked Milwaukee 8 Jul 1948 "S. S. Milwaukee Clipper on Lake Michigan" Reverse: "S. S. Milwaukee Clipper . . . The Great Lakes newest most streamlined passenger...
Whaleback Christopher Columbus 
Image  c1893  Stereoview of passenger steamboat and whaleback CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, probably entering Chicago. "Whaleback Christopher Columbus" "American and foreign Views. Sold by Canvasses. New Educational Series Stereoscopic Views."
Burning of the Phoenix 
TextImageNewspapers  Lloyd, James T., Burning of the Phoenix, "Burning of the Phoenix," Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 21 Nov 1847, 177-83  Burning of the Phoenix This terrible accident occurred about four o'clock on the morning of the 21st of November, 1847, on Lake Michigan, within seventeen miles of Sheboygan. The fire was first discovered under the deck, near the back end of the boiler ; but it soon spread in every direction ...
General Chart of Lake Michigan. 1906 
Image  Issued April 10, 1906  Survey of Lake Michigan "War Department, Corps of Engineers, Survey of the Northern and Northwestern Lakes, Made in obedience to Acts of Congress and order of The Chief of Engineers, U.S.Army General Chart of Lake Michigan Prepared and first issued under the direction of Colonel G. J....
Goodrich Transportation Co.'s Whaleback Steamship Christopher Columbus 
Image  1903, p. 412, p. 412  "Goodrich Transportation Co.'s Whaleback Steamship Christopher Columbus--Capacity 4000 passengers. Largest excursion steamer in the world. Operating between Chicago and Milwaukee, on Lake Michigan, during excursion season. This vessel was specially built for service between the central part of...
North End of Lake Michigan including Green Bay and the Straits of Mackinac, 1867 
Image  1867,   SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN AND NORTH WESTERN LAKES Brev. Brig. Gen. W. F. RAYNOLDS, U.S.A. and Lt. Col. of Engrs. Superintendent UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE BUREAU OF ENGINEERS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT NORTH END OF LAKE MICHIGAN including GREEN BAY AND THE STRAITS OF MACKINAC Projected from a...
South End of Lake Michigan, 1876 
Image  1876,   SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN AND NORTH WESTERN LAKES Made in obedience to acts of Congress and orders FROM THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS, WAR DEPARTMENT SOUTH END OF LAKE MICHIGAN Projected from a Trigonometrical Survey executed under the orders of Lieut. Col. W.F. RAYNOLDS, Corps of...
Lake Michigan, Coast Chart no. 4: Chicago to Kenosha, 1877 
Image  1877,   SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN AND NORTH WESTERN LAKES Made in obedience to acts of Congress and orders FROM THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS, WAR DEPARTMENT LAKE MICHIGAN COAST CHART No 4 CHICAGO to KENOSHA Projected from trigonometrical Surveys executed under the orders Maj. C.B. COMSTOCK,...
Lake Michigan: Coast Chart No. 3: Vicinity of Milwaukee, 1876 
Image  1876, corrected 1880,   SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN AND NORTH WESTERN LAKES Made in obedience to acts of Congress and orders from THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS, WAR DEPARTMENT LAKE MICHIGAN COAST CHART No 3 VICINITY OF MILWAUKEE. Projected from trigonometrical Surveys executed under the orders Maj. C.B....
North East End of Lake Michigan, 1863 
Image  1863,   SURVEY OF THE NORTHERN AND NORTH WESTERN LAKES Made in obedience to acts of Congress and under the direction of THE BUREAU OF ENGINEERS OF THE WAR DEPARTMENT NORTH EAST END OF LAKE MICHIGAN INCLUDING GRAND AND LITTLE TRAVERSE BYAS AND THE FOX AND MANITOU ISLANDS Projected from Trigonometrical...

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