Table of Contents

Title Page
Captain William Wadsworth
William Wagner
Captain William R. Wakely
Joseph S. Walder
R. J. Walder
Lewis C. Waldo
Albert H. Walker
Abraham Walker
Captain Edwin C. Walker
Captain George A. Walker
James L. Walker
John D. Walker
Captain Kingsbury Walker
Robert E. Walker
Robert T. Walker
William T. Walker
Charles W. Wall
Captain Daniel Wall
Captain C. H. Wallace
David Wallace
John Wallace
Captain William H. Wallace
C. E. Walsh
John F. Walsh
Captain P. Walsh
Captain Joseph Waltman
Anthony Ward
Captain Julius A. Ward
William Ward
Liberty H. Ware
Norton J. Warner
Captain Henry Warwick
George Waterbury
Captain L. H. Waterbury
William Wallace Watterson
Captain James B. Watts
Robert Watts
William Watts
Joseph A. Weber
William L. Webster
Lawrence D. Weeks
Leeds H. Weeks
Captain Paul T. Weimar
Captain Frank Weinheimer
Alfred E. Welch
Charles S. Welch
David Welch
Hon. Martin Welker
James B. Wellman
Samuel A. Wells
Thomas H. Welsh
William P. Wenner
Captain David West
John Westaway
William Westbrook
Captain Peter Wex
Captain Frank W. Wheeler
Fred E. Wheeler
Captain John F. Whelan
P. W. Whelan
Captain Joseph White
Hon. William J. White
Captain Nelson J. Wigle
Andem J. Wilcox
Charles H. Wilcox
Daniel H. Wilcox
Captain Thomas Wilford
Captain Benjamin Wilkins
Captain Thomas Wilkins
Captain Thomas Wilkins
Captain W. W. Wilkins
Archie M. Williams
Captain B. F. Williams
Cassius M. Williams
Captain Edward Williams
Francis F. Williams
George F. Williams
Captain Thomas Williams
Captain William A. Williams
Captain William R. Williams
Lorenzo Willix
Captain W. J. Willoughby
Andrew J. Wilson
George B. Wilson
Captain George U. Wilson
Peter A. Wilson
Captain Thomas Wilson
William Wilson
William Wilson
Captain William H. Wilson
Richard Winkler
John G. Winter
D. W. Wise
George M. Wise
Captain Alfred M. Wolf
George S. Wolf
Herman Wolfe
Captain William Wood
Captain Z. L. Wood
Captain C. H. Woodford
Captain Charles Woodgrift
Captain Lyman B. Woodruff
Captain Henry J. Woods
Captain Edward J. Wylie
Captain John H. Wysoon
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Anthony Ward

Anthony Ward, one of the prominent marine engineers living in West Bay City, Mich., has been exceedingly happy in the choice of his profession, to which he is particularly adapted, and he has advanced rapidly and retained his positions as long as he found them desirable. Mr. Ward was born in Marine City, Mich., September 12, 1860, a son of Hiram and Bridget (Mannion) Ward, the former a native of Dresden, Ontario, the latter of County Mayo, Ireland. The father, who was a farmer by occupation, came to the United States with his family about 1840, locating near Marine City, where he is still living. The mother passed away in 1876.

Anthony Ward received a liberal education in the Star school at Starville, which he attended until he reached the age of nineteen years, engaging in useful occupations during the vacation period. With the purpose of becoming a marine engineer he shipped in the steamer D. F. Rose as fireman, remaining with her until the spring of 1884, when he applied for and was granted an engineer's license at Detroit. He was then appointed second engineer in the same steamer, holding that office three seasons, and in the spring of 1887 he joined the steamer Music as second engineer, following with a season in the Sanilac in the same capacity. In 1889 Mr. Ward was appointed chief engineer of the Sanilac, which he ran for four consecutive seasons, always giving good account of his machinery. In the spring of 1893 he transferred to the steamer D. F. Rose as chief, and after three seasons of satisfactory work he was, in 1896, appointed to the berth he now holds - chief engineer of the steamer Arizona. He is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association of Bay City.

On January 12, 1887, Mr. Ward was married in Reese, Mich., to Miss Margaret Ryan, daughter of John Ryan, of Saginaw, Mich., and the children born to this union are Mary Amelia, Margaret Ellen and Agnes Rose. The family residence is at No. 209 Hart street, West Bay City, Michigan.


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This version of Volume II is based, with permission, on the work of the great volunteers at the Marine Captains Biographies site. To them goes the credit for reorganizing the content into some coherent order. The biographies in the original volume are in essentially random order.

Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.