Captain Thomas McNaugh
Captain Thomas McNaugh was born in Cleveland, in 1860. He attended the common schools of his native city until 1876, when he shipped as fireman on the tug Monitor, and remained on that boat for two years. From that time on he found employment on various other tugs in different capacities until 1883, when he received his first papers, and was appointed master of the tug Maggie Sanborn. He was then appointed to take charge of the night boat, which necessitated his changing from one tug to another each night while so employed, after which he sailed one season on the L. F. & J. A. Smith's tug line. His service in the Vessel Owners Towing line occupied a space of nine years, of which time he sailed one season on the Dreadnaught; one season on the Thomas Maytham; three seasons on the Chamberlain; one on the Alva B. and Dreadnaught; a half season on the Grover and three on the William Kennedy, respectively, laying up the latter boat at the close of navigation of the season 1896.
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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.