HCGL. Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Found in 128 Collections and/or Records:
The focus of this collection of photographs and printed items is the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Marblehead, Ottawa County, OH on Lake Erie. Few items are dated, but they fall in the period from c. 1905-1930. In the collection are 163 black and white photographs and three printed items.
This 1 cubic foot collection is composed of approximately 1,880 35mm color photographic slides of Great Lakes vessels. Slides in this collection were taken by Bruce A. Terry, an amateur photographer. Photos were taken on Lakes Erie, Huron, and St. Clair and along the St. Marys, St. Clair, and Detroit Rivers from 1963-1977.
Letters and notices to Captain William C. McCorkell, many dealing with appointments to various Great Lakes vessels as captains during shipping seasons with Wilson Marine Transit Company and Great Lakes Steamship Company.
The records of the Chicago Shipbuilding Co. span the years from 1890 to 1962 and document early twentieth-century shipbuilding on the Great Lakes. The bulk of the materials in the collection fall between 1900 and 1950. The most significant record series include dry dock ledgers and reports, legal and labor correspondence, South Yard surveys, financial records, and World War I shipbuilding activities.
This collection contains files of the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company that are primarily concerned with discussions of extending the length of the navigation season occurring from 1935-1981. Subject files, log books, symposia papers, and news clippings offer a number of perspectives on the movement among shipping companies toward implementing longer navigation seasons. The logbooks are from the S.S. CADILLAC for 1944-1948, 1972-1973, and 1976-1981.
This collection contains ship's records for vessels that served with the Coastwise Trading Company Fleet from 1913-1983. Records consist mainly of Captain's Logs and crew lists, while small numbers of other material such as Engine Room Log books are also present.
The log contains routine navigational and and trip information recorded. Information includes location, time, course, wind speed and direction, weather, distance traveled, engine revolutions, and notes.
The collection is composed of fourteen volumes documenting commercial vessels traveling upbound and downbound in the Detroit River from 1973-1982. The volumes contain alternating lists of upbound and downbound travel. Information includes the date, vessel name, and time.