HCGL. Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

 Collecting Area
Identifier: HCGL

Found in 345 Collections and/or Records:

A Naval Chronology of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway

Identifier: GLMMS-0305
Scope and Contents:

Timeline listing of vessels in service to Navy and state Naval Militias on the Great Lakes and inland waterways from 1780 to 1974

Dates: 1975

Abstract of Title for Gas Screw FLORENCE

Identifier: GLMMS-0595
Scope and Contents:

Abstract of the ownership and title history of the gas-powered vessel FLORENCE from 1895-1983.

Dates: 1895-1983

Abstracts of vessel enrollments, Oswego, New York, records

Identifier: GLMMS-0279
Scope and Contents:

Vessel enrollments, change of masters, licenses for enrolled vessels, and other data on vessels; may include dates, type of vessel, vessel name, port, tonnage, names of masters and/or owners.

Dates: 1833-1838

ADMIRAL records

Identifier: GLMMS-0373
Scope and Contents:

Stability tests administered by the U.S. Coast Guard for the Tug Admiral, owned by Cleveland Tankers, Inc.

Dates: 1942

Admiral Willard J. Smith, U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, biographical sketch

Identifier: GLMMS-0614
Scope and Contents:

Biographical notes including educational background, service history during World War II, and post war career of the commander of the 9th Coast Guard District covering the Great Lakes; includes photo.

Dates: 1966

Agreements Between Chippewa Lake Park and the American Shipbuilding Company

Identifier: GLMMS-0274
Scope and Contents:

Contracts between Chippewa Lake Park and the American Shipbuilding Company for reduced ride fares during company outings to the Park.

Dates: 1953-1960

Albert A. Bartlett Papers

Identifier: GLMS-0103
Abstract: During the early years of his college career, 1941-1942, Albert A. Bartlett obtained summer employment on the Great Lakes iron ore freighters PONTIAC and PETER WHITE. During this time Bartlett photographed his fellow crew members performing routine duties and later arranged 208 of his photos in a captioned scrapbook, a copy of which is presented here. Bartlett's photographs record the daily events of vessel life, capturing crew and officers at work and play. The collection also includes 7...
Dates: 1940-2009; Majority of material found within 1941-1942

Alberta M. Fraley collection

Identifier: GLMS-0043
Scope and Contents: The Fraley collection offers three types of information to researchers interested in the history of the Great Lakes region. Fleet logs for the Great Lakes Steamship Company and the Wilson Marine Transit Company provide lists of officers for these companies serving on their vessels. Names, positions held, vessel assignments, dates of employment and performance evaluations are included for 1937-1966.Another resource for examination in this one cubic foot collection is a series of...
Dates: 1937-1975

ALGOLAKE inspection certificates

Identifier: GLMMS-0640
Scope and Contents:

Includes general, load-line, radio, and fire equipment certificates for the ALGOLAKE.

Dates: 1977-1978

ALGONAC logbooks

Identifier: GLMMS-0755
Scope and Contents:

Logbooks arranged by trip, giving location, cargo, time and distance traveled, weather conditions, and other notes.

Dates: 1951; 1957

Alice Haas Schultz Marblehead Photograph collection

Identifier: GLMS-0048

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.

Dates: 1905-1930

American Ship Building Company and Predecessors records

Identifier: GLMS-0075
Abstract: The primary component of this collection is naval architectural drawings produced by the company, its predecessors, and subsidiaries. Post-1900 sets tend to be more complete than earlier sets of drawings. Nearly all types of wooden and steel vessels built on the Great Lakes between 1870 and 1981 are represented. The Center for Archival Collections holds many of the original drawings extending up to 1981. Other corporate records such as minutes, correspondence, specifications, reports, and...
Dates: 1867-1989

American Steamship Company vessel voyage/cargo lists

 Collection — Box GLMMS 13, Folder: 7
Identifier: GLMMS-0687
Scope and Contents:

Listings for November 4 and 9, 1977, listing name of vessel, port or location en route, and cargo.

Dates: November 4-9, 1977

Ann Arbor Car Ferries Collection

Identifier: GLMS-0119
Scope and Contents: This collection mainly consists of research materials gathered by Grant Brown during the development of his book Ninety Years Crossing Lake Michigan: The History of the Ann Arbor Car Ferries. Materials include annual reports, legal documents, logbook excerpts, publications, photographs, notes, and articles. An extensive file of newspaper articles cover the history and operations of Ann Arbor Railroad Company (AARC) and Michigan Interstate Railway Company...
Dates: 1868-2015

Anthony Bocconcelli Collection/FitzSimons & Connell Dredge & Dock Company records

Identifier: GLMS-0109
Abstract: Provides photographic documentation of many of the projects of the FitzSimons & Connell Dredge & Dock Co., 1911-1982. The collection includes photographic material (approximately 2700 images) as well as a minimal amount of motion picture film, transferred to DVD. It offers an excellent representation of the work environments of manual laborers, operating in varying weather and safety conditions, in the construction of significant structures, many of which still exist today. The...
Dates: 1911-1982

Arthur C. Frederickson collection

Identifier: GLMS-0016
Abstract: The Arthur C. Frederickson Collection contains information dating from 1872 through 1969 pertaining to the history of various vessels on the Great Lakes and, in particular, Lake Michigan. Included in the collection are: daily logs, shipwreck logs, crew lists, correspondence, photographs, research notes, articles and other publications, speeches, and subject files. The Frederickson Collection is especially valuable because of his experience in saltwater, the Mississippi River, the Erie Canal,...
Dates: 1856-1969

Ashtabula Tug Boat Company records

Identifier: GLMMS-0321
Scope and Contents:

Financial ledgers detailing operational expenses for tugs in the fleet and also office expenses.

Dates: 1943-1950

Association for Great Lakes Maritime History records

Identifier: GLMS-0099

Proceedings, financial records, and project files for an organization dedicated to the preservation and advancement of Great Lakes maritime history.

Dates: 1983-

At St. Lawrence College, Cornwall Campus, New Program for Marine Engineers

Identifier: GLMMS-0623
Scope and Contents:

Overview, program summary, and course listings for new program at the St. Lawrence College of Applied Arts and Technology campus in Cornwall, Ontario.

Dates: 1973

Bay Port Fish Company records

Identifier: GLMS-0019
Abstract: The papers and records of the Bay Port Fish Company and its subsidiaries, the Saginaw Bay Fish Company and the Lake Huron Fish Company provide sources of information concerning the fishing industry on the Great Lakes during the first half of the twentieth century. The collection is documents the activities and problems of commercial fishermen from the late Depression years (from 1936) through the 1960s, including the decline of commercial fishing in Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron in American...
Dates: 1883-1970; Majority of material found within 1932-1970

BENSON FORD Mechanical and engineering log

Identifier: GLMMS-0641
Scope and Contents:

Technical data on ship mechanical equipment compiled by the 3rd assistant engineer, Frank W. Trevorrow; includes statistics, calculations, and some specification drawings on generators, pumps, compressors, refrigeration machinery, boilers, tank capacities, and generator engine log readings for 1924 and 1925.

Dates: 1924-1925

Bert Payea correspondence

 Collection — Box GLMMS 13, Folder: 21
Identifier: GLMMS-0717
Scope and Contents:

Letters concerning Great Lakes ships and shipping, probably all written to Ralph K. Roberts of Saginaw, Michigan. Payea was a Ship captain serving on the Great Lakes, master of the LANGELL BOYS and later the AETNA.

Dates: 1957-1959

B.F. FERRIS cash book

 Collection — Box GLMMS 21, Folder: 2
Identifier: GLMMS-0771
Scope and Contents:

Financial record-book of a steamer providing service to Put-in-Bay from Sandusky, Ohio, noting cash received for excursions and cargo, and operating expenses.

Dates: 1873-1878

B.F. FERRIS daybook

Identifier: GLMMS-0577
Scope and Contents:

Financial daybook of a steamer providing service to Put-in-Bay from Sandusky, Ohio.

Dates: 1873-1875

Bill of exceptions, Turinski Brothers, plaintiffs, vs. the United Fisheries Company, defendant

Identifier: GLMMS-636
Scope and Contents:

Testimony in the Court of Common Pleas, Erie County, Ohio, involving a financial dispute over handling and payment for live carp in a pond owned by United Fisheries, Sandusky, Ohio.

Dates: 1917-1918