The Michigan Historical Center
This site provides a wealth of knowledge about Michigan history. This includes a tour of
the Michigan Historical Museum, details about historic sites in the state, old
photographs, help for teachers, and stuff for kids.
Lumbering in Michigan
This is the online version of the Michigan Historical Museum exhibit. The
online exhibit contains only two pages of information, but those pages have
links to other web sites with more information. (ArcadiaMI.com's
County Historical Museum
This is the Manistee County Historical Society's web site. It contains
information about the museum in the Lyman Building, the Waterworks museum, a
summary of current exhibits, and lists of research collections. To join the
- Michigan GenWeb
This site contains data pertaining to genealogy research
in Manistee County, Michigan.
Life Along the Manitou
Passage: The Age of Schooners
This site provides a tour of places like Point Betsie, Empire, and Sleeping Bear Point
with a few optional side trips to define terms such as knots and the fresnel lens.
Great Lakes Shipwreck Research
"I started this website in 1994 primarily as a link collection for my
personal use. It was one of the first pages on the internet detailing
information about Great Lakes shipwrecks. At that time, I had been actively
researching Great Lakes maritime history for about ten years, but the
internet immediately and dramatically improved my network of colleagues and
access to information. In the ensuing years the website has grown modestly,
had several facelifts and is now a principal resource for Great Lakes wreck
divers and maritime historians."
The Great Lakes Shipwreck File
by David Swayze
This database is the result of 16 years of research.
According to its author, this "...is the most complete and accurate
list of losses of Great Lakes commercial vessels in existence, but it may be
considered to be a work in progress, since my research continues. It
includes commercial vessels which were total losses or were declared total
losses and later recovered, plus a few wrecks which were significant for
other reasons (e.g. loss of life), but were later recovered."
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
"This site is an ongoing experiment in the
design of a "digital library", a collection of documents intended to be
of value to those researching Great Lakes History."
Bowling Green State University's
Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
"These projects are an attempt to take
existing data sources and reformat them for online access. The HCGL has
a collection of vessel data sheets created over the past thirty years
and a collection of approximately 90,000 images of Great Lakes vessels.
This image database is the end product of combining these two data
formats into an online tool for researchers."
Michigan Law About
This is an excerpt from the State of Michigan's
"Compiled Laws Complete Through PA 91 of 2010"
describing the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, Act
451 of 1994 Part 761, Aboriginal Record and Antiquities.
324.76106 includes the "Permit to recover, alter, or destroy
Island Historical Society Web Site
Although this web site focuses on Beaver Island, its description of history, historic
sites, and early settlers add to the patchwork of individual stories that comprise the
history of this area.
This site summarizes over 1,365 markers and includes photos of most of them.
According to the site's author, "Each is a small piece of our state's
past. When taken in total, they allow a more complete view of the
development of the Great Lakes State."
This is a commercial site that contains a section on the
history of the Ramsdell Theater in Manistee, Michigan.
National Historic Landmark
Built in 1931, ..."City of Milwaukee hauled railroad cars between Michigan and
Wisconsin for 50 years, serving the Grand Trunk Western, Pennsylvania, and Ann Arbor
railroads." This web site provides photos and other information about this floating
National Historic Landmark.
This part of the Michigan History Magazine web includes "selected
short articles and excerpts from some of our most popular features."
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
This is featured content from the Smithsonian Institution's digital
libraries including trade catalogs, images, online exhibitions,
a search engine, and much more. You can get lost here.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has a copy of all media published in the United
States, and much of that information is available online. These collections
include American historical documents and international documents. In
Digital Collections and Services.
NOVA: America's First Lady of the Air
This is an article about Harriet Quimby by Peter Tyson for NOVA's Online.
It focuses on her adult life as an aviatrix. NOVA Online also has an article
Antique Aviation by David Levin where you can listen to three
pilots describe what it's like to fly pioneer aircraft
including a Bleriot XI like the one Harriet flew.
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