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Dickey Chapelle Covering Operation Inland Seas

Date: July 1959
Description: Dickey Chapelle, photographer, on the same Milwaukee beach where she learned to swim as a young girl. She was covering "Operation Inland Seas" celebrating...
Map or Atlas

Expedition Map of Major S.H. Long

Date: 1823
Description: In 1823 U.S. Army major Stephen H. Long led an expedition of scientific, trade, and military investigation up the Mississippi River and the Red River of th...
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Steamer "Skater"

Date: 1910
Description: View across water of the steamboat "Skater" cruising Lake Superior, with the Bayfield bluffs in the background.
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"Plowboy" Approaching the Mission Dock

Date: 1904
Description: View from shoreline of the steamboat "Plowboy" approaching the Mission Dock at La Pointe. The Plowboy was the first steam ferry to go to Madeline Island. T...
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Lizzie W. at Mission Dock

Date: 1900
Description: Sailboat Lizzie W. at the Mission Dock. Captain Daniel Russell Angus, in the white sleeves, is at the tiller. The boat was named after Elizabeth Woo...
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Sailboat "Alpha"

Date: 1900
Description: Group of people on sailboat "Alpha" at dock on Madeline Island. Captain Daniel Angus is at the tiller.
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La Pointe from Mission Inn

Date: 1900
Description: View of La Pointe, Madeline Island, taken from the Mission Inn.
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Daniel Angus House

Date: 1900
Description: The house of Captain Angus on the shore of Lake Superior in La Pointe on Madeline Island sometime around 1900. The Angus family came to Madeline Island in...
Map or Atlas

A Bird's-Eye View of the City of Ashland, Wis. County Seat of Ashland Co.

Date: 1886
Description: Bird's-eye view of Ashland, on the shores of Lake Superior, with insets of The Apostle Islands Chequamagon Bay & Ashland, and Distances from Ashland.
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Lake Michigan Freighter

Date: 1910
Description: Lake Michigan freighter with smoke billowing from smoke stack. Photograph taken from bow looking back toward stern.
Drawing

Pic Island from Camp Porphyry

Date: 1850
Description: Pic Island on the north shore of Lake Superior.
Map or Atlas

Father Hennepin's Map of the Upper Lakes

Date: 1697
Description: Father Hennepin's map in French of the upper lakes.
Photograph

Milwaukee River Scene

Date: 
Description: Elevated view of a Milwaukee River scene showing people watching several steam boats from a bridge.
Photograph

The Christopher Columbus Passing through Broadway Bridge

Date: August 30 1906
Description: A screw passenger excursion vessel or whaleback, the Christopher Columbus, passing through the Broadway Bridge.
Print

Goodrich, Graham and Morton Steamship Lines

Date: 1926
Description: The cover from the 1926 schedule lists the ports of call for the Goodrich fleet and features a drawing of the "Alabama".
Map or Atlas

Goodrich, Graham and Morton Steamship Lines Map

Date: 1926
Description: Pages 21 and 22 from the 1926 schedule are a map showing the routes of the Goodrich Transit Company, Great Lakes Transit Company, Detroit and Cleveland Lin...
Photograph

Manistee Ship

Date: 1880
Description: The screw passenger and freight vessel, Manistee. Faint typing on picture describes the loss of the Manistee on November 16, 1883. The ship <...
Map or Atlas

Michigan Transit Company map

Date: 1926
Description: Map of the routes of the screw-driven passenger/freight vessels of the Michigan Transit Company for 1926.
Print

Michigan Transit Corporation Vacation Trips

Date: 1930
Description: Cover from schedule showing passengers relaxing on the deck of a screw-driven passenger/freight vessel.
Print

"North American" Saturday Menu

Date: July 04 1931
Description: Front of dinner menu for the "North American" for the season. Gives rates for cruises on the "North American" or "South American" between Chicago, Illinois...

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