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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John Broderick

John Broderick was born at Black Rock, Buffalo, N. Y., in 1849, and acquired his education in the public schools. He entered on his lakefaring life in 1863 as cabinboy on the passenger steamer May Queen, plying betweeen Cleveland and Detroit, finishing the season on the B. F. Wade. In 1864 he shipped as oiler on the same boat and held the berth two seasons, in the spring of 1866 going as oiler on the propeller Illinois. In 1867 he took out engineer's papers and was appointed second engineer of the river tug Stranger, following this service by two years on the tug Masters and one year on the tug Kate Moffat in that same capacity. In the spring of 1871 he was appointed chief engineer of the tug Gladstone, retaining that position two years, and in 1873 transferring to the tug Thomas Quayle, which he also ran for two seasons. In 1875 he was made chief engineer of the wrecking tug Prince Albert. In 1876 he took charge of the machinery of the steamer Jarvis Lord, but finished the season as chief of the propeller Fairbanks, taking her out again the next season. In the spring of 1879 Mr. Broderick brought out new the steamer Samuel Mather, the following season, transferring to the Horace B. Tuttle, and in 1881 he was made chief engineer of the steamer Harry Chisholm. In 1882 he entered the employ of the American Boiler Insurance Company as inspector of boilers, and continued with them two years. In the spring of 1884 he took out the John Gregory; in 1885 he took the steamer Henry Chisholm as chief engineer, remaining on her three seasons; in 1888 he wsa chief engineer of the propeller Oregon; in 1889-90 chief engineer of the steamer J. C. Gilchrist; in 1891 chief of the V. Swain; in 1892-93 chief on the steamer St. Paul; in 1894-95 chief of the Rhoda Emily; in 1896 chief of the St. Paul, laying up this boat at the close of the season.

In 1872, at Marine City, Mich., Mr. Broderick was wedded to Miss Flora McDougall, of Wallaceburg, Ont., and one son, Laughlin Bernard, was born to this union.


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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.