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J. L. Gabrian
Captain Anthony G. Gallagher
Captain Alexander P. Gallino
William Galt
Captain Charles B. Galton
Captain Fred D. Galton
John H. Galwey
Hon. George W. Gardner
Captain Thomas Garner
Hiram Garretson
Edward F. W. Gaskin
Frank R. Gebhard
Lawrence G. Gebhard
Captain Nicholas Gebhard
William Geisler
Captain Vincent Gerard
William J. Gervin
A. C. Getchell
A. W. Getchell
George Gibson
Captain James Gibson
John Gibson
Captain Abner G. Gilbert
J. H. Gilbo
Samuel R. Gill
W. C. D. Gillespie
Captain John Gillis
Captain George D. Gillson
Captain Peter J. Girard
Captain Cos. A. Giroux
Captain John R. Glover
Walter Charles Goddard
Captain Samuel Golden
Captain F. A. Goodell
Captain A. E. Goodrich
Charles C. Goodwin
Captain Charles C. Goodwin
William H. Goodwin
F. P. Gordon
Edward J. Gorie
Captain Joseph Gorman
Peter J. Gorman
Harvey D. Goulder
James D. Gow
Edmon A. Graham
Captain John Graham
John H. Graham
R. S. Grant
William Whitney Grant
Captain George L. Graser
Captain Carlton Graves
General John Card Graves
Robert Gray
Alfred A. Green
Andrew J. Green
Captain Frederick W. Green
Captain James H. Green
Captain Joseph M. Green
John William Greene
Alexander Greenhalge
Captain Ben Gregory
J. N. Gregory
Captain Thomas Gregory
John N. Gretzinger
Captain William H. Griffin
George A. Grubb
Captain Stephen B. Grummond
Captain Gabriel Gunderson
Captain Martin A. Gunderson
Captain George Gutcher
Captain William B. Guyles
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George A. Grubb

It falls to the lot of a few men to carry along the burden and responsibilities of any good movement intended for the general good. One of the institutions in connection with the Great Lakes which has become a potent factor for the benefit of those directly interested therein, is the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association.

One of the most prominent workers of this organization in Chicago has been the subject of this sketch. Mr. Grubb was the corresponding secretary from 1893 to 1897 inclusive. The order was founded at that port in 1875, and for some considerable time there were two lodges, known as Lodges No. 4 and No. 68. They subsequently became amalgamated under the name of Chicago No. 4. Besides filling the offices of treasurer, recording secretary and others, Mr. Grubb was the representative of the Chicago lodge to the national convention in Washington for the years 1895, 1896, and 1897.

Mr. Grubb was born in Canada in 1862. He sailed on the Mississippi early in life, and came to Chicago from Burlington, Iowa, and began sailing from this port in 1881. For several years he was on the river tugs, and in 1884 became engineer on the tug Uncle Sam. He was then on a number of tugs of the Dunham Towing & Wrecking co. until 1890, when he was appointed engineer for the Chicago & Northwestern Elevator Co. He remained in that position for five years, and in 1895 entered the employ of the city. He is now assistant engineer of the Chicago avenue water works. For over ten years he has been associated with the traffic of the Great Lakes, and besides the work on the river, he has taken occasional trips on the lakes. He is one of the prominent members of the engineering department of lake navigation.


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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.