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 Thomas Bury

Captain Thomas Bury, who died October 14, 1887, at Sombra, Ont., was for a number of years connected with sailing interests on the Great Lakes. He was the son of William and Margaret (Houten) Bury, natives of Ireland and was one of a family of ten children, of whom John died May 24, 1894 (he was a farmer all his life); Dorothy married Alfred P. Toulmin and resides in Detroit, Mich.; Margaret married William Knight and resides in Chatham, Ont.; Jane, the wife of James Johnson and died in 1884; Hester married Arthur Watson and died in 1869; Philip is engaged in the insurance business in Decatur, Ill.; Henry was drowned from the steamer Eclipse in the fall of 1883; Mary, married to Captain Martin Swain, is residing in Port Huron, Michigan.

Capt. Thomas Bury spent his early life in farming and kept a wood dock at Sombra many years, during which time he began sailing. He served as pilot and later as master on the St. Clair river, thus spending the greater part of his life, and he owned the T. B. Dole, the Hero and the J. C. Clark, which he sailed at different times. On November 2, 1849, the Captain was married to Miss Lucinda Jane Roberts, and they became the parents of eight children: Margaret, who resides at Sarnia, unmarried; Alfred, who is married and resides in Toledo, Ohio; A. E., a resident of Cleveland who follows marine life in the capacity of engineer; James, who married Rachel Young, and was drowned February 4, 1890 (he left a family of two children); Isabel, who died in infancy; Jane, Mrs. Charles Holland, residing in Marine City, Mich.; Annie, who married Jacob Legear and resides in Glenville; and Nellie, the wife of William Young, who resides in London, Ontario.


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Volume I

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.