C. A. Morgan
C.A. Morgan is the manager of the Cleveland Tug Company, and under his watchful care the extensive business carried on by that concern is directed and kept moving forward. He is a native of Oswego, N.Y., born in 1860, the son of Julius Morgan, who was a vessel master for many years. In 1867 the family removed to Cleveland, where Mr. Morgan attended the public schools until 1877, in that year entering the ship chandlery business carried on by the firm of J.W. Grover & Son, J.W. Grover being his grandfather. Mr. Grover dying in 1880, the business was continued under the old name by his son, C.E. Grover, and Mr. Morgan was taken into the firm in 1882, retaining his interest in the business until the fall of 1893, when he sold out. In the summer of 1895 he entered upon the duties of his present position. Nearly a dozen tug are operated by the company and the duties pertaining to the position are varied and ofttimes perplexing, the business being one largely made up of emergencies. One of the largest tugs in the fleet is named after Mr. Morgan and has been employed considerably in towing the steel canalboat fleet.
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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.