B. L. Pennington
B.L. Pennington has had vessel interests on the lakes since 1865, and he has been an eye-witness to and an active participant in the growth of shipping up to the present day, when the tonnage on the Great Lakes has reached such magnificent proportions. In 1865, in company with J. H. Palmer, he purchased the scow Granville, and he has since owned interests in the following crafts: The schooner Comely; the brig George M. Abell; the bark David Morris; the steamer Lady Franklin; the scow Moses Gage; the steamer City of Rome; the schooner Emma C. Hutchinson; the steamer H. B. Tuttle; the schooners George H. Ely and E. A. Mayes; the steamer Anna Smith; the schooner Brightie; the steamers Spokane and George Spencer; the schooner B. L. Pennington; and the steamer C. B. Lockwood; all of the three last named he is managing owner at the present time. All the others have been lost or sold.
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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.