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Shipping Statistics: Data Logs and Vessel Statistics


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University of Wisconsin-Superior

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Superior, WI 54880

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Special Collections

Shipping Statistics: Data Logs and Vessel Statistics

The Lake Superior Maritime Collection contains a great deal of statistical information related to shipping on the Great Lakes. Below are some examples of shipping statistics included in the collection. This list is not comprehensive.

Data in the collection is cumulated from various published sources, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lake Carriers Association, State Weights & Measures Offices, and U.S. Coast Guard.

  • Seaway Vessel Sheets 1980; 1982-1983; 1986-1998
  • "Soo" Vessel Sheets 1998-1999; 2000
  • Arrivals and Departures --MN, WI, MI, 1958-61
    • Duluth, 1958-61
    • Superior, 1958-61
    • Duluth/Superior, 1970 
  • Lake Shippers Clearance Association -- Daily Vessel Reports, Thunder Bay (Ontario, Canada) [no date] 
  • Dock Sheets: Duluth/Superior; Ashland; Marquette; Silver Bay 1980
  • Vessel Position Sheets (D/S) 1980-1997; 1998; 2000; 2004
  • Aerial Bridge Sheets 1980-1995; 1997; 1999; 1998; 2004
  • Coast Guard Customs Sheets: Silver Bay; Duluth/Superior [no date]
  • Ocean Vessel List 1959-1970; 1995-1996; 1999
  • Museum Daily Vessel Sheets 1980-1996
  • Current Vessel Sheets 1997-1998
  • Port Authority Statistics [no date] 
  • Grain Clearance Sheets 1992; 1994-1999 
  • State MN Weight - Grain 1970 
  • Port--Duluth/Superior --Products--Coal: Vessel List, Superior Midwest Energy Terminal: 1987-1994; 1999; 2000; 2004
  • Port --Duluth/Superior --Products--Iron Ore: Vessel List, DM&IR: 2004
  • Port -- Two Harbors --Products--Iron Ore: Vessel List, DM&IR: 2004
  • Jack Storey Report: 2004Shipping News, Duluth: 2004
  • American Steamship Company, Vessel Sheets: 2004

Published Reports

  • Great Lakes Protective Association Annual Reports. 1917-1944; 1946-2004.
  • Lake Carriers Association Annual Reports. 1916-1936; 1939; 1943-1989; 1991-2000; 2002

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