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 Thaddeus F. Burbank

Captain Thaddeus F. Burbank was born September 13, 1841, at Collins Center, Erie County, N.Y., and is the son of Daniel and Lucinda (Stuart) Burbank, natives of New York and Massachusetts, respectively. Daniel Burbank spent the greater part of his days as a dyer, and departed this life June 29, 1870, being survived by his wife, who died January 2, 1897.

At his native place Captain Burbank lived only two years, when his parents removed to Willoughby, Ohio, where he attended school until his twelfth year. At this time he began the marine work to which he has since devoted so much attention, and shipped on the Rover, sailing out of Cleveland. From this boat he came on the scow Helen, engaged in the stave and wood trade, and soon afterward sailed on the George Worthington, City of the Straits, and sailed the Louisa, Sunny Sides and several others. A part of the following season he spent on the Otsego as her master, and later in that year he acted in a minor position on the City of the Straits. After a time spent on the E.C. Roberts and Grace Murray, he sailed the Lula and Louise, and in the winter went into the forests of Michigan, when a falling tree so injured him that he has since been unable to engage in manual labor of any kind. On April 24, 1861, he enlisted in the Seventh Ohio Regiment, and was soon after transferred to Battalion U.S. Engineers, where he served until March 28, 1867.

On October 21, 1865, Captain Burbank was married to Miss Albertenia A. Sanford, daughter of Capt. George E. Sanford, of Portland, Maine, who was a salt-water sailor many years, and with whom Captain Burbank sailed considerably. On June 29, 1869 he was married to Miss Ada M. Manly, of Kirtland, Ohio, and on November 29, 1893, he wedded Mrs. Mary Ann Eslick, of Cleveland, Ohio. The Captain is the father of the following children: Albertenia, deceased; Thaddeus F., Jr.; Mabel, deceased; Gertrude A.; Rosie; Ethel, deceased; Mertie, deceased, and Pearl. He is a member of the Union Veteran Legion and the Union Veterans League.


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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.