Captain George McMinn, Jr.
In 1871 the Captain began life as a mariner on the lakes as sailor on the bark Favorite, and served in various capacities on several other vessels until 1889, when he shipped as mate of the steamer Starrucca, continuing to hold that position with efficiency for two years. In 1891-92 he was master of the steamer R. A. Packer, and in 1893 sailed the H. E. Packer as master part of the season, the balance of the year commanded the Clyde, of the Lehigh Valley line, sailing between Buffalo and Chicago, and intermediate points. In 1896 he shipped as first mate of the steamer Globe, of the Great Lakes Steamship Company, which position he is still filling with great credit to himself, sailing between Buffalo and Cleveland.
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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.