M. G. McIntosh
M.G. McIntosh was born in Goderich, Ont., August 5, 1864, a son of Charles McIntosh, who was born near Balmoral Castle, Scotland, and is at present master of the City of Chicago, of the Graham & Morton Transportation Co. He is one of the oldest captains on the Great Lakes, having missed scarcely a season of sailing since his boyhood.
M.G. McIntosh received his education in the common schools of Goderich, and in 1879 came to Detroit, where he has since resided. In the spring of that year he went on the lakes aboard the Birtchby, as watchman, on this boat suffering shipwreck at Grindstone City, Lake Huron, September 3, 1879. For a season he remained at home, but in 1881 he shipped on the City of Milwaukee, when she came out new, subsequently serving as wheelsman on the City of Alpena, as second mate on the Oconto and Saranac and finally as mate on the Moran. In 1892 he became master of the Samuel F. Hodge and in 1894 sailed the James Fisk, Jr. In 1896 he took the Eber Ward, which he commanded throughout the season. Captain McIntosh is a member of the Ship Masters Association of Detroit.
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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.