Mike Nicholls Photograph Collection

Identifier: GLMS-0114

Collection Overview

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of 1,580 color prints and 194 black and white prints and negatives of Great Lakes vessels. All photographs in this collection were taken by Mike Nicholls in the Detroit River and its connecting waterways from 1983-2004. An item-level inventory is linked to this finding aid under External Documents.


  • 1983-2004


1 Cubic Feet (4 card file boxes)


Biographical Sketch

Having formerly worked for Ford in Warren Michigan, Mike Nicholls is a vessel captain working for Diamond Jack River Tours in Wyandotte. Nicholls has been involved in the Marine Historical Society of Detroit for many years. Serving as coeditor of the organization’s newsletter, Nicholls often utilizes the collections housed in the HCGL in his articles.

Conditions Governing Access

No known access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

Language of Materials

Materials in English.


Photographs arranged alphabetially by vessel name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the HCGL by Mike Nicholls of Allen Park, Michigan, in multiple installments from 1999 to 2005.



Guide to the Mike Nicholls Photograph Collection
Mark Sprang
March 2019
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