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Title Page
Captain Edward Babcock
Captain George Francis Babcock
W. I. Babcock
Frederick A. Bailey
Captain Joshua Bailey
Captain Robert N. Bailey
Captain Thomas J. Bailey
Captain A. J. Bain
Captain Isaac Guilbert Bain
Captain Edward J. Baker
Captain C. R. Baker
Captain J. Baker
James W. Baker
J. A. Baldwin
Captain T.G. Baldwin
Horatio F. Bangs
Captain G. C. Barnes
William C. Barr
Captain John Barrow
Fred B. Barrows
Captain John L. Bartlett
Peter D. Bauld
William Baumert
James W. Beach
Oscar M. Beach
Charles Beatty
Richard Beaubien
Henry Beck
William G. Beckbissinger
Captain Daniel M. Becker
G. W. Beers
Thurman E. Beers
Harvey C. Beeson
David Bell
George M. Belloir
Captain W. H. Beltz
Captain Charles E. Benham
Captain W. P. Benham
D. C. Bennett
J. C. Bennett
James Bennett
Captain Fred G. Benson
Captain John G. Betke
Captain John M. Beverly
C. F. Bielman
Frank Bingham
A. D. Birdsall
W. E. Bishop
William H. Bishop
David A. Black
William A. Black
James B. Blair
Edward R. Blanchard
Joseph R. Blanchette
H. J. Blaney
C. Blauvelt
Robert S. Blauvelt
Henry Bloecker
Captain David Blom
Captain Frank Bloom
Charles A. Bloomer
Thomas J. Bluett
Adam G. Bohland
Captain George Bohn
George M. Bohnert
Captain David Bordeaux
Henry Born
Captain William A. Boswell
Captain Benjamin Boutell
Captain Thomas T. Boyd
Captain P. Boylan
George A. Brabant
George L. Brackett
Captain Thomas J. Brady
Fred A. Bradley
William E. Bradley
M. E. Brady
William Brake
Henry Braund
Samuel H. Braund
Patrick Brennan
Captain Julius Brett
Hiram Philip R. Brey
Captain John Bridge
Thomas W. Bristow
Engineer Peter Britz
John Broderick
J. P. Brogan
Captain Charles T. Bronson
Captain George E. Brooks
James William Brooks
Captain R. H. Brooks
Captain A. J. Brown
Alexander A. Brown
Capt. C. W. Brown
Captain Charles T. Brown
Charles W. Brown
Captain Frank H. Brown
Captain George H. Brown
Captain James E. Brown
Captain John Brown
Nelson Brown
Willis Brown
Hugh Buchanan
James Buchanan
Daniel Buie
Captain Dugald Buie
Henry Bullard
William Bullock
Captain Thaddeus F. Burbank
Henry B. Burger
James V. Burke
Captain William C. Burnett
William Ritchie Burnett
David Burns
Captain George C. Burns
M. J. Burns
Captain Riley M. Burrington
Captain F. O. Burrows
A. E. Bury
Captain Thomas Bury
Charles W. Butler
E. D. Butler
Captain F. G. Butlin
John Butterworth
Corey H. Buzzard
Irvin G. Buzzard
Captain Robert L. Byers
Captain James Byers
James T. Byers
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William H. Bishop

William H. Bishop is a son of Orris and Sarah (Philps) Bishop, and a brother of Edward Bishop, who was in the Thunder Bay life-saving station for a time and is now lighthouse-keeper at that port. Mr. Bishop was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, March 14, 1863, and attended the public schools in his native place until he reached the age of fifteen years. He then opened his lakefaring life as lineman on the tug E.H. Miller, out of Alpena harbor, on which he remained six years. In the spring of 1883 he entered the employ of the Thunder Bay Boom Company as engineer of the tug Segison, retaining that berth three years, and in 1886 he joined the tug Ralph, as engineer, with Capt. C.W. Richardson, now hull inspector in Chicago. The next spring he went to Detroit and shipped in the river tug Kate Williams, as engineer, for a short time, after which he went to Cleveland and entered the employ of L.P. & J.A. Smith as engineer of the tug Maggie Sanborn. He continued with this firm four years, transferring from one tug to another as occasion required. In the spring of 1891 Mr. Bishop shipped as second engineer on the steamer John W. Moore. The next season he was on the steamer Empire for a time, and after leaving her served as second engineer on the C.J. Kershaw and E.S. Pease until fall, when he shipped on the fish tug, King, at Erie, Penn. In the spring of 1893 he came out as second engineer on the steamer A. Everett, transferred to the Nellie Torrent, and in the fall joined the fishtug Siskiwitt. The next season he was second engineer of the steamer Nahant. In 1895 he served as engineer of the tug S.S. Stone, till August, closing the season on the steamer Horace B. Tuttle. In 1896 he came out as first assistant on the Griffin, transferred from her to the steamer Argonaut, and at the close of lake navigation shipped on the steam canalboat John Lang, and went to the Atlantic coast by way of the Hudson river and the Sound. Returning to the lakes the following season, he fitted out the steamer Pascal P. Pratt, and ran her till June, when he took engineer's berth on the large tug Chauncey Morgan, of the Cleveland Towing Company.

Mr. Bishop was married to Miss Emma Horn, of Cleveland, on June 30, 1897. He is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association.


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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.