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Description: Leaving Milwaukee harbor via tugboat, this was the final voyage of the Lucia B. Simpson. Made in 1928, the Simpson was the last of the lake lumber s...

Date: 2008 

Description: Underwater view of the stern of the schooner "Home" resting on the bottom of Lake Michigan. One of the masts is broken and is bending over the port side of...

Date: 1953 ca.

Description: Front and back of one-page menu from the Scandia Restaurant, with a whimsical cartoon map rendering by Hakon Mielche of the Scandinavian countries and the...

Date: 1942-01-10 

Description: S.S. Robert M. La Follette splashing into the Industrial Canal at its launch.

Date: 1917 

Description: Rear view of the Buffalo in Vladivostok harbor, Russia. The ship was transporting members of the Root Commission.

Classroom Material

The Sinking of the Lucerne

Interactive Resource, Historical Essay, Slide Show

Learn about how the Lucerne sank in the Chequamegon Bay in 1886

Date:  ca.

Description: M. Keenan & Company, flour and feed mill. Small print of mill on the water front. River is behind the building with a steamboat and a ship. A tall smoke...

Date: 1945-04 

Description: Lieutenant Commander J.C. Server, from the United States Navy Reserve, poses for a photograph aboard the USS "Relief" in the China Sea. He is wearing a uni...

Date: 1947 ca.

Description: An original lithograph promoting New York Central Lines railway and the area of New England, deemed "America's Historic Summerland" in the poster. Featurin...

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: View of Milwaukee River with large sailing ship - a two-masted schooner - entering the port.

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Map showing Aleppo, Zor, Syria, Lebanon, Beirut, Jerusalem, with an inset map of the Sinai Peninsula and Egyptian frontier. Also shows the locations of rai...

Date: 1903 ca.

Description: The screw passenger cruise vessel, North West, underway.

Date: 1867 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Green Bay and Fort Howard, Brown Co., depicts street names and street layouts, houses, trees, and the East River. A reference key at the...

Photograph

Nurse Sleeping

Date: 1945-04 

Description: A nurse sleeping at battle stations aboard the USS "Relief" in the China Sea. The nurse is wearing a jumpsuit and has a piece of cloth tied in her hair. Sh...

Date: 1902 

Description: View across water towards a ship docked in a floating harbor at Sturgeon Bay. There is a shoreline in the background.

Date: 2014-08-19 

Description: Underwater view of the schooner "Pathfinder." Algae is growing on the wood of the ship. A tape measure has been placed along the left side.

Photograph

Building a Big Boat

Date:  date unknown

Description: Colorized image of the frame of a large boat being built at the shipyards in Superior.

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Description: Letterhead of Johnson & Melaas, merchant tailors and cloth dealers, "Buyers of wool and Wisconsin leaf tobacco," with an engraving of a waterfront view of...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin at sea with several men on deck. The mounted photograph was a promotional item for Northwestern National Insurance, Co.

Date: 2014-09-16 

Description: Underwater view of sinks on board the "Milwaukee," a portion of its last cargo.

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