Captain Julius Morgan
Captain Julius Morgan, who was one of the earlier sailing masters of the lakes, was born in Oswego, N.Y., in 1832, and was a son of 'Squire Ambrose Morgan. He was master of a lake vessel by 1850, and he continued sailing, always in vessels in which he owned an interest, until 1874, the year before his death. For a number of years he was master of the schooner John L. Gross, which was lost on Lake Superior after he left her. Other vessels sailed by him were the schooner Algerine, Challenge and U.S. Grant. He was part owner of the schooner Orphan Boy for a time, but did not sail her. During the Civil war he traded between Oswego and Canadian ports, his principal cargo being general merchandise.
Mr. Morgan was married, in 1856, to Miss Mary J. Grover, daughter of J.W. Grover, of Cleveland, and the children born to them were Joseph Alfred, who is now inspecting engineer for a New York insurance company in Louisville, Ky.; C.A., manager of the Cleveland Tug Company; and Julius Howard, who is with the firm of Fenton & Stair, of 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.