Great Lakes Shipping

Downward Bound's


GLShips-L Mail List



This site is a part of the USGenWeb project and our home port is the Michigan USGenWeb project, although it will encompass "all" Great Lakes shipping areas.  

The Rules of the GLSHIPS Mailing List

  1. Spam: None allowed. Please do not forward any chain e-mails to the list, either. In order to avoid spam messages (which I am personally sick of receiving) the GLSHIPS Mailing List is set to be private. In other words, in order to post a message to this list you "must" subscribe (instructions below).
  2. Flaming: While discussions will generate some healthy disagreements, which can be used for some very good information, personal attacks will not be tolerated. Immediate removal from the mailing list will result from this.
  3. Staying on Topic: This list is for those searching for resources and fellow researchers involved in Great Lakes Shipping. We do not have anything to do with Immigration or Emigration and ships, there are specialized lists for this. Please try to stick to the Great Lakes Shipping Genealogy topic. Use private e-mail to go off topic, please.
  4. Attachments: "None" to the list, PLEASE. If you have something you would like to share post a description to the list and ask that anyone wanting to receive it let you know.
  5. Reply Button: When you use the reply option in your e-mail program, please cut down the copy of the original post you are replying to as much as possible.
  6. Problems with the list?: Please e-mail me privately with any problems.  
  7. Rules: All the above may change!


You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them, going from one message to another. 

Instructions to Subscribe to GLSHIPS-L

Please bookmark this page, in case you lose the welcome message with instructions that you will receive when you subscribe.
  1. How to subscribe. Send a message to:
    that contains (in the body of the message) the command:


    and no additional text.

  2. How to unsubscribe. Send a message to:
    that contains (in the body of the message) the command:


    and no additional text.

  3. To post a message to everyone on the mailing list:
    Just send it to:
    It will then be sent on to everyone on the mail list.
Good Luck & Have Fun!

**Many thanks to  Rootsweb for hosting this mailing list and making our online genealogical research an easier & more productive activity! Please show them your support by visiting their web site. 

Rootsweb Genealogical Data Cooperative




Copyright 1997-2008 [P. L. Hamp]. All rights reserved.

Hosted on the Michigan Family History Network Server