Captain Pete Caesar's Great Lakes
Shipwreck & Lighthouse Charts

Captain Pete's Great Lakes Shipwreck and Lighthouse Charts are some of the most unique pieces of Great Lakes maritime folk-art available. Pete Caesar was a Great Lakes maritime historian and artist, who spent his life in western Michigan, in the towns along the Lake Michigan coast. He spent his adult life researching and studying Great Lakes ships and maritime history, with a special emphasis on shipwrecks. Captain Pete wrote nearly 40 self published books about Great Lakes Shipwrecks and also produced the maps below. Captain Pete passed away at Ludington, Michigan in 2001 and donated his collection to the Michigan Maritime Museum. I acquired his remaining stock of shipwreck and lighthouse charts, which I am offering for sale here. Captain Pete's maps are unique in the number of wrecks they include and the artistic image given for each ship. They also include many obscure and less well known wrecks that are not shown on other charts and lists. The charts were created in the 1970s and 80s and were very lightly circulated. Pete sold them only at local art fairs in western Michigan. They are only available from Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.

Lake Superior Shipwrecks
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete's Lake Superior Shipwreck Chart features 90 Lake Superior shipwrecks with Pete's individual line drawings of each ship, as she appeared in life and the date, place and circumstances of each loss. I still have many of Pete's original prints of this chart in stock.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Lake Erie Shipwrecks
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete's Lake Erie Shipwreck Chart features 103 Lake Erie shipwrecks with Pete's individual line drawings of each ship, as she appeared in life and the date, place and circumstances of each loss. I still have many of Pete's original prints of this chart in stock.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Lake Huron Shipwrecks
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete's Lake Huron Shipwreck Chart features 80 Lake Huron shipwrecks with Pete's individual line drawings of each ship, as she appeared in life and the date, place and circumstances of each loss. I still have many of Pete's original prints of this chart in stock.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Lake Michigan Shipwrecks I
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete's Lake Michigan Shipwreck Chart I features 130 different Lake Michigan shipwrecks with Pete's individual line drawings of each ship, as she appeared in life and the date, place and circumstances of each loss. This chart features a large drawing of the notorious steamer Eastland, the deadliest wreck in Lake history. I have a very limited stock of this chart remaining.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Lake Michigan Shipwrecks II
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete's Lake Michigan Shipwreck Chart II features 120 different Lake Michigan shipwrecks with Pete's individual line drawings of each ship, as she appeared in life and the date, place and circumstances of each loss. This chart features a large drawing of the steamer Photinia, which stranded off South Milwaukee in 1979, the last major loss on Lake Michigan. I have a limited stock of this chart remaining.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Lake Michigan Shipwrecks III
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete's Lake Michigan Shipwreck Chart III features 111 different Lake Michigan shipwrecks with Pete's individual line drawings of each ship, as she appeared in life and the date, place and circumstances of each loss. Order all three Lake Michigan charts for a total of 361 different Lake Michigan shipwrecks! I have a limited stock of this chart remaining.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Great Lakes Shipwrecks I
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete's Great Lakes Shipwreck Chart I features 153 different shipwrecks across all 5 Great Lakes, with Pete's individual line drawings of each ship, as she appeared in life and the date, place and circumstances of each loss. I no longer have any of Pete's original prints of this chart, but can offer a reprinted edition on demand.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Great Lakes Shipwrecks II
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete's Great Lakes Shipwreck Chart II features 115 different shipwrecks across all 5 Great Lakes, with Pete's individual line drawings of each ship, as she appeared in life and the date, place and circumstances of each loss. This chart features a large image of the famous yacht Gunilda, which is a notorious dive site off Rossport, Ontario. I have a very limited quantity of Pete's original prints of this chart.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Great Lakes Shipwrecks III
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete's Great Lakes Shipwreck Chart II features 105 different shipwrecks across all 5 Great Lakes, with Pete's individual line drawings of each ship, as she appeared in life and the date, place and circumstances of each loss. I no longer have any of Pete's original prints of this chart, but can offer a reprinted edition on demand.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Michigan and Huron Wrecks
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete's first Great Lakes Shipwreck Chart was titled "A Treasury of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron Sinkings, Tragedies and Curiosities. It features 20 different shipwrecks and historical ship events on Lake Michigan and Huron, with Pete's individual line drawings of each ship, as she appeared in life and the date, place and circumstances of each event. I have a very limited quantity of Pete's original prints of this chart.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Lake Michigan Shipwreck
Research Maps I - XVIII

(11 x 17 inches ea)


Captain Pete produced a series of 18 different Lake Michigan wreck maps, each with 18 different shipwrecks depicted in detail, for a total of 364 unique shipwrecks. He originally sold these bound together in large format portfolios, but I have what's left of his remaining unbound copies. The artwork on these maps is more detailed than that on the larger charts and many additional wrecks not show on the charts are depicted. I am nearly out of many of the individual maps from this set and have reproduced some of them.

Price: $2.50 ea or $40 for a complete set plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Titanic Headline Poster
(18 x 24 inches)

Captain Pete's interests also included ocean wrecks and one of his favorites was the Titanic. He produced this artfully rendered Titanic news headline poster years before the James Cameron movie rekindled interest in the ship.

Price: $5 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Michigan and Huron Lighthouses
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete was also an avid lighthouse enthusiast and wrote an excellent series of lighthouse books titled "Let There Be Light." In addition to his books, he produced this excellent chart of 50 different Lake Michigan and Huron lighthouses. Each light is artistically rendered in Pete's pen and ink style. I have a very limited quantity of Pete's original prints of this chart.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Great Lakes Lighthouses I (1993)
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete was also an avid lighthouse enthusiast and wrote an excellent series of lighthouse books titled "Let There Be Light." In addition to his books, he produced this excellent chart of 77 different Great Lakes lighthouses. Each light is artistically rendered in Pete's pen and ink style. This chart was done by Pete in 1993 and features a large size rendering of Summerville Light on Lake Ontario. I no longer have any of Pete's original prints of this chart, but can offer a reprinted edition on demand.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.

Great Lakes Lighthouses I (1998)
(18 x 24 inches)


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Captain Pete was also an avid lighthouse enthusiast and wrote an excellent series of lighthouse books titled "Let There Be Light." In addition to his books, he produced this excellent chart of 77 different Great Lakes lighthouses. Each light is artistically rendered in Pete's pen and ink style. This chart was done by Pete in 1998 and features a large size rendering of Little Sable Point Light on Lake Michigan. It includes the same 77 lights as the 1993 chart, but the lakes are colored black. I have a very limited quantity of Pete's original prints of this chart.

Price: $10 plus $4.00 s/h, comes rolled in a rigid cardboard mailing tube. Available framed in black poster frame shown for an additional $20 (includes s/h). Email brendon@ship-wreck.com to place an order.