A. G. McDonald
A.G. McDonald, the president and general manager of the Killarney Fish Co., of Detroit, was born in Mobile, Ala., July 8, 1864. Soon after the close of the Civil war, when he was but two years old, his parents came North, and located at Algoma Mills, Ont., on the Georgian Bay. In 1877 Mr. McDonald came to Detroit, and after taking a business-college course he obtained a position with the Buffalo Fish Company, which at that time maintained a branch here. His early life on Georgia Bay had given him a liking for the fish business, as well as a good general knowlege of it, and during his experience with the Buffalo Company he became familiar with its details. He employed himself to such good purpose and gave such attention to the affairs of the company that in course of time he was enabled to produce a half-interest in the business. In 1895 the branch of the Buffalo Company was closed out to Mr. McDonald and he formed a stock company with a capital stock of $25,000, which took over the business. This firm has since greatly enlarged and extended its connections, and today Mr. McDonald occupies a prominent place among those interested in the fishing industry of the Great Lakes. Mr. McDonald was married in 1888, and has one child.
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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.