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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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Henry Bullard

Henry Bullard, son of Joseph and Agnes Bullard, was born in 1856, in Toronto, Ontario, and removed with his parents to Buffalo in 1861. His father was a volunteer during the Civil war, enlisting at Buffalo in 1861 in a New York regiment, and serving four years. He took an honorable part in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged, including the great and hotly contested struggles at Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Petersburg. His brother was also a member of the same regiment.

The subject of this sketch, after receiving a fair public-school education, traveled to some extent in the West, passing through Kansas, Omaha (Neb.) and Colorado, and locating in a hunting camp near Dodge City. He enjoyed all the pleasures of the life of a hunter for a number of years, and on his return to Buffalo shipped with Captain Pratt on the propeller Waverly as porter for the season. In the spring of 1880 he shipped as watch on the steamer Starrucca; in 1881-82 was fireman for engineer Beatty on the tug Compound; in 1883 was fireman on the A.J. Wright, and in the spring of 1884 was appointed engineer on the steamyacht Baby, finishing that season and going the next one on the tug Mary E. Pierce as chief engineer, with Capt. P. Linn. In 1886 he engineered the tug Lorenzo Dimick with Capt. J. McDowell, and shipped on the same tug the following season with Capt. James Doyle. In the fall the steamer Avon was outside in a storm, dragging her anchor and in danger of becoming a total loss; the Dimick ran out to her and got the line aboard, which parted three times, yet the tug succeeded in getting her under the breakwater, where she went ashore. Mr. Bullard finished the season on the steamer Siberia, and in the winter was appointed engineer and janitor of the public-school building on Delaware avenue, where he remained until the spring of 1887, at that time being appointed engineer of the steamer Hecla for the season. That winter he again took charge of the Delaware avenue school building. In 1889 he entered the employ of John Johnson's Tug line, and took the John Johnson as chief engineer, holding that berth three seasons. In 1892 he had charge of the tug Townsend Davis until May, and finished the season in the Gazelle. In 1893 he went to Toledo and engaged in the fruit business. The following season he went as chief engineer of the tug John Johnson, remaining on her until May, when he took the excursion steamer Gazelle, and finished the year in the Johnson. In 1895 he shipped in the tug Conneaut, until the excursion season opened, then went in the Gazelle, and finished the year in the tug; and in 1896 he opened the season in the tug Townsend Davis, again engineered the Gazelle through the excursion season, and finished in the tug Davis.

Mr. Bullard has nineteen issues of license. During the winter months he usually works in the shops, and has been employed at Mr. Trout's shop, putting machinery up for the steamer J.H. Jewett. He also worked for Mr. Whitman two winters, and in Howard & Robert's shop, chipping and caulking boilers. During the winter of 1896-97, he worked for Capt. William Smith, overhauling the pumps and steam windlass on his steamboat. Mr. Bullard has been a member of the Select Knights seven years, and is a Knight of Pythias. He is married and has two sons, William Edward and Joseph Francis.


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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.