Friday, March 24, 2006

Great Lakes Maritime Personnel Online Database

Great Lakes Maritime Personnel Online Database is one of those narrowly focused sites you'll overlook right up until the day you find it indispensable. The project has collected data on about 30,000 seamen who worked on the Lakes between 1836 and 2003. More than 200,000 entries were extracted from newspapers, directories, and published histories, and are searchable by name, place of residence, and vessel. Only five search results are given per page, so be sure to click "Next Page" when necessary. And don't blame me if you can't get "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" out of your head.