It would be profitable to contact the Erie Maritime Museum cited above. In addition to the prow of the ship, there is an extensive collection of artifacts related to the Michigan/Wolverine. The Maritime Museum also has a wealth of research material on the ship. Although the focus of the museum is largely on the 1812 ships built in Erie, there is great interest in the Michigan/Wolverine as well.
Pine River Boys, Co I, 7th Wisconsin
"We're... Christians, what read the Bible and foller what it says about lovin' your enemies and carin' for them what despitefully use you -- that is, after you've downed 'em good and hard."
-Si Klegg and His Pard Shorty