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This page links to two lists that provide limited information about vessels that have navigated the Great Lakes. Of primary interest are those ships that navigated Lake Superior and the Upper Lakes region.

Ships have many lives. Often they are given a name or a vessel number at the time they are built, but that name does not necessarily follow them for their entire life. The online list may be used to determine if the LSM Collection at UWS has a file on the vessel in question. To use the collection effectively, researchers must be able to cross reference these changing ship names over time. For instance, in order to research the shipwreck of the Mataafa, you need to know she was originally named the Pennsylvania and built in 1899. The date of build is necessary, as more than one vessel may bear the same name. If the name of the vessel is in the list, our collection has some information related to it.

A link is also provided to Bowling Green State University's Great Lakes Vessels Online Image Database, which will cover many (though not all) of the ships included in the Lake Superior Maritime collection.

Cross Reference Name File A list of vessels for which we have information in the Lake Superior Maritime Collections.

Historical Collections of the Great Lakes Vessels Online Image Database Bowling Green State University databases.

 

 

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