A collection of historical news articles
from around the Great Lakes Region

Old warship sailed again, June 28, 1837
Early Lake Superior, July 14, 1847
Mining Boom, April 15, 1864
Who’s Who in Lakes commerce, March 31, 1849
Sternwheelers get no respect, July 1, 1895
Soo Locks Opener May 2, 1871
1904 Lakes Commerce July 25, 1905
Wire Standing Rigging May 3, 1862
Barges July 2, 1871
First 1,000-footer of 1859, November 8, 1859
We hope business is NOT booming, November 3, 1882
Not for weak stomachs, September 4, 1870
Long-distance delivery, October 7, 1878
Famous/Infamous schooner, August 29, 1878
Deep Salvage Attempt, July 25, 1900
Preparations for the U.S.-Canada War, February 5, 1862
A famous name, September 25, 1872
Nile River, July 12, 1903
Iron-composite Ship Technology, October 12, 1877
USLS embarassing/maddening moment, October 20, 1906
Big Day for Welland Canal, September 12, 1871
Steamboat race, September 15, 1902
Schooner whose decks you may have trodden, Nov. 4, 1937
Perpetual motion boat, March 23, 1858
Northern Trans. Co., March 23, 1858
Building Port Austin light, August 17, 1877
Northern Transit Co., Oct 15, 1906
Lightning Flash Saved Two Boats, June 16, 1902
Waugoschance Lighthouse repair, October 13, 1883
Innovative steamboat, April 27, 1862
Figure THIS out! July 13, 1902
Early Carferry, June 17, 1856
Lighthouse trivia, Dec 26, 1857
Littlest Oswego Steamboat, July 24, 1839
Shipbuilding Coup, August 12, 1895
Not a pirate ship, May 22, 1867
Busy Boat-Building at Buffalo, December 28, 1856
Starting the P.O., June 16, 1895
Tug Sinks Self, April 23, 1862
Most Unusual Accident, May 5, 1902
354 Year-Old Ancient Mariner, July 17, 1902
Early U.S. maritime firsts, November 13, 1839
Registration chicanery, Nov. (exact date obscured), 1885
1854 Chicago layups, December 10, 1854
Letter From the King, Dec 16, 1855
Great Lakes Engineering, June 9, 1903
 

 

This collection is from articles that author and historian David Swayze has found while compiling research on Great Lakes shipwrecks for his on-line database and other writings.

Mr. Swayze comments, "These articles have little historical significance. I've just found them interesting and want to share them with the people who enjoy Lakes' history."

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