Table of Contents

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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Captain George Bohn

Captain George Bohn, master of the Governor Morton, more familiarly known as the "Police Patrol Tug," is of French extraction, having been born in Paris, France, April 17, 1855. His father, Joseph Bohn (now deceased), who was on the police force of Buffalo for a period of ten years, emigrated to America in the year 1856, when the son George was eighteen months old.

Our subject received his education in the public schools of Buffalo, and began his first sailing as fireman of the P. J. Ripont, a steamyacht owned by Edward Dahlke, formerly of Black Rock, but latterly of Cleveland, Ohio.

He was employed upon this yacht two seasons, but the following season, that of 1872, he was fireman on the tug Monitor. The three years following he was employed at various occupations on railroads, and in 1878 returned again to the water for a livelihood, becoming engineer of the James Hays, a steamyacht, upon which he remained three seasons in succession. From 1881 to 1883 he was engineer of the James Hays, a steamyacht, and for the succeeding seven seasons he was engineer of the steamyacht A. T. Kerr, and for the succeeding seven seasons he was engineer of the Glance, finally, in 1890, becoming her pilot and master, and he was with her the whole season in that capacity. The next season he was on the steamyacht Waller, in 1892 returning to the Glance for a couple of seasons, and for the season of 1894 he was master of the Ideal. In 1895 Mr. Bohn was made pilot of the police patrol tug Governor Morton, and was still acting as such at the close of the season in 1896. The work of the Morton is patterned after that of the police patrol tugs of New York harbor, and her duties comprise a constant close inspection and watch over the harbor of Buffalo and also Buffalo and Niagara rivers day and night, she having two crews. During the season of 1896 her respective crews made about eight hundred arrests, mostly of vagabonds and tramps, some of persons stealing from vessels, and the balance for being drunk and disorderly. The idea embraced within the duties of the Morton is a valuable one and could be carried to other lake ports with profit. For the season of 1897 he was on several boat tugs, mostly on the Annie M. Pierce, and for the most of the time on the Glance as her engineer.

Mr. Bohn was married February 14, 1875, at Buffalo, to Annie Gorman, of Cleveland, Ohio. They have three children, namely: George, now (1898) aged fifteen; Laura, aged twenty, and Joseph, aged eighteen. Mr. Bohn has been a member of the Masters and Pilots Association, Harbor No. 41, since August, 1896.


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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.