Austin S. Hand
Austin S. Hand, the present manager of the Conneaut Tug line, was born in Sandusky, Ohio, November 6, 1855, the son of James M. and P. M. Hand. Mr. Hand began his seafaring life as fireman on Buffalo harbor tugs in 1874, and was also for six years consecutively employed as engineer on same. In 1877 he served as second engineer on the Alleghany; 1881-88 he was captain of the tug George R. Hand; 1888-93 to date captain of the tug E. Day and manager of the Conneaut Tug line. He has always followed the lakes for a livelihood, never engaging in business on shore.
On March 22, 1882, Mr. Hand married Ella Campbell, who died in 1892, leaving one child, Nellie. On February 6, 1896, at Collinwood, Ohio, he married Rose Wilcox, of Geneva, Ohio. They reside at Conneaut, Ohio.
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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.