Mark Shumaker Collection

Identifier: GLMS-0082

Collection Overview

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is made up of 269 color photographs of Great Lakes vessels taken by Mark Shumaker from circa 1995-2013. A number of duplicates are present. The balance of the collection consists of Excel spreadsheets detailing the cargo carried on the BLUE RIVER from 1949-1960. Accompanying photographs of the original trip records in Shumaker's possession complement the summary data. Also present is the photographed log for the CARTIERDOC for 1957.


  • 1949-2013
  • Majority of material found within 1995-2013


.25 Cubic Feet (1 half letter manuscript box and 1 card file box)

2.03 Gigabytes (1 DVD-RW)


Biographical Sketch

A native of Wauseon, Ohio and a graduate of Bowling Green State University with degrees in graphic design, business, and marketing, Shumaker has over twenty years of experience photographing vessels on the Great Lakes. He also served as the Great Lakes editor of PowerShips magazine (Formerly Steamboat Bill).

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 by size (4 x 5 and 4 x 6 are intermixed), and thereunder alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material in this collection was donated to the HCGL by Mark Shumaker of in multiple installments from 2004 to 2014.



Guide to the Mark Shumaker Collection
Mark Sprang
April 2019
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