Louis McLane

First Government Lightship on the Great Lakes

Wilfred Sykes model on St. Johns Marsh
Huron Lightship LV-10 first lightship on Lake St. Clair Milwaukee Lightship LV 95 Lightship lv-75 Lime Kiln Crossing North Lightship lv-65

Detailed source information is presented because of historical importance of this vessel and the lightship station. Please notify me if any links are broken. If any additional early documents come to light, please notify the webmaster so this page can be kept up to date.

Sources

  • Detroit Courier, May 12, 1831 - bid sheet for new ligthship
  • Cleveland Weekly Herald, May 1, 1831, bid proposal, Maritime History of the Great Lakes, accessed December 1, 2015
  • LAUNCH (announcing the launch of the new revenue cutter in Erie, Pa, Louis McLane ), Buffalo Patriot, March 19, 1833, Marititme History of the Great Lakes, accessed December 1, 2015
  • (no title, a further record of the launch), Cleveland Weekly Herald, March 19, 1833, Marititme History of the Great Lakes, accessed December1, 2015
  • Early U.S. Lightship - U. S. Coast Guard History, accessed December 1, 2015
  • Letter from the Secretary of the Treasury Transmitting A Report of the Fifth Auditor, in relation to the execution of the act of 7th July last, for Building Light-houses, Light-boats, 13 Dec 1838, p. 118 , accessed December 1, 2015
  • NEW LIGHTSHIP (the Ocean purchased), Buffalo Commercial Advisor, September 27, 1844, Maritime History of the Great Lakes, accessed December 1, 2015
  • Great Lakes Maritime Database, search for records of registered vessels, Louis McLane(Revenue Cutter) U7297, University of Michigan, accessed December 1, 2015
  • Great Lakes Maritime Database, search for records of registered vessels, Ocean, 2 masted schooner, University of Michigan, accessed December 1, 2015
  • Madeline Returns to Fair Harbor, lakehistorycenter.org, accessed December 1, 2015

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