Adam G. Bohland
Adam G. Bohland, marine engineer, has been engaged in his vocations for comparatively few years, but he has come rapidly to the front. He was born January 3, 1863, at Cleveland, Ohio, attended the parochial schools in his native city until he was fourteen years of age, and subsequently served an apprenticeship to the model and die business in the shops of H. O. Hartz, where he remained some years, perfecting himself in his trade. He then went to work as a machinist in the employ of the Excelsior Machine Works, continuing with that firm some three years, after which he worked for the Globe Iron Works Company one year. In the spring of 1889 he turned his attention to marine engineering, shipping as oiler on the steamer Specular, owned by the Republic Iron Company, and the following season he received a license and went as first assistant on the steamer Germanic. He remained ashore in 1891, engaging as an employee in the Excelsior Machine Shops, until the spring of 1893, when he shipped as first assistant engineer on the iron steamer Onoko, holding that berth until September, 1895, when he was appointed chief of the same steamer. He was retained in that position during the season of 1896, laying her up at the close of navigation in Buffalo harbor. This record shows that Mr. Bohland attained to the position of chief engineer on a good steamer in less than five years' service in subordinate positions on steamboats, and it is evident that his shop experience was of much value to him. He is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association. Mr. Bohland was united in marriage with Miss Catherine M. Haefele in 1887.
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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.