Great Lakes Freighters & Ore Boats

The Christopher Columbus, the only whaleback passenger vessel ever built, photographed in Duluth April 30th, 1893. (Image; Great Lakes Vessel Index)

The Great Lakes Vessel Index

The Great Lakes Vessel Index, overseen by Bowling Green University, contains information about every vessel that has ever been registered to sail on the Great Lakes, providing data on where and who built a vessel, its size and weight, name and ownership changes, major alterations and accidents, and in most cases photographs. You can access the Great Lakes Vessel Index, which is easily searchable, here.