Captain D. B. Cadotte
Captain D.B. Cadotte, of Detroit, Mich., was born in Algonac, St. Clair Co., Mich., in the year 1848, was brought up in his native town, and in 1859 sailed part of a season on the schooner Harriet as cook. The two following seasons he was cook on the Frances Ada, after which he shipped on the schooner Mercer, sailing on her three seasons,and during the last he ranked as able seaman. The following two seasons Captain Cadotte sailed before the mast on the barkentine Massilon, and in 1869 he was mate of the schooner D.M. Carrington, continuing for two years in that position. In 1872 Captain Cadotte took command of the schooner Lily May, which he sailed three seasons, transferring from her to the steambarge Trader, the first on the lakes for one season. The following year he returned to the Lily May, upon which he remained for the next five seasons, at the close of this service taking command of the steamer Shawnee, which he sailed for eight seasons; she belonged to the same company as the Lily May and the Trader. In 1889 the Captain was given charge of the schooner Mary B. Mitchell, of the Mitchell Transportation Company, Bay City, and sailed her for seven years, in 1896 entering the employ of the Cayuga Transportation Company as master of the schooner Olive Jeanette, with which he is still connected.
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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.