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M.L. King Branch will be open on Wednesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be no access to the parking lot or surrounding streets due to the Juneteenth Day Celebration.

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Marine Subject Files

Marine Subject Files

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The Great Lakes Marine Collection's Marine Subject Files are an A to Z list of subjects on Great Lakes maritime history including entries on specific shipbuilders, shipping companies, shipyards, ports, lighthouses, as well as individual biogrpahies. They may contain articles of varying lengths from newspapers and magazines, as well as  pamphlets or brochures.

The files listed in this index may be used in person in the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room at Central Library during any of the department's open hours. Photocopies of any specific file's contents may be available for a fee by contacting the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society.