Table of Contents

Title Page
Captain D. B. Cadotte
Captain Frank J. Cadotte
G. W. Cady
A. J. Cameron
J. A. Cameron
Robert Cameron
Charles C. Campbell
D. Campbell
George Campbell
Captain Neil Campbell
T. H. Candler
P. Canton
Captain John C. Carey
Captain Thomas J. Carney
Captain Charles Carland
Captain William Carlisle
Frank J. Carloss
Edmund J. Carmody
Captain William Carolan
Captain Calvin Carr
Captain Edward Carr
Frank M. Carr
Captain Michael Carr
Charles Carrick
William Carrick
James A. Carroll
Captain James M. Carroll
Captain Alonzo Carter
Andrew Carter
Edward A. Carter
Captain Henry Carter
John W. Carter
Daniel L. Cartwright
Captain Edward Carus
Henry Casey
C. Castle
John Caul
William Cavanagh
Henry Chalk
Captain William Chamberlain
Henry L. Chamberlin
Myron K. Chamberlin
Elmer E. Chapin
James L. Chase
The Chase Machine Company
Captain Cornelius B. Chatterton
Captain Robert Chestnut
Robert Chestnut Jr.
Captain Willis E. Chilson
Daniel W. Chipman
Daniel W. Chipman, Jr.
David Churcott
J. H. M. Claggett
James Clancey
William Clancy
Captain Alexander Clark
John Pearson Clark
Robert A. Clark
Captain George H. Clarke
John C. Clarke
Captain W. E. Clarke
Captain Andrew Clausen
Captain Charles R. Cleveland
Captain David Mitchell Cochrane
Captain John W. Cochrane
William Cocklin
Fabian B. Cody
Captain U. S. Cody
Henry D. Coffinberry
Captain B. Cole
Captain Luman P. Cole
Captain W. A. Collier
George Alfred Collinge
Captain George Collins
Jeremiah Collins
Simon J. Collins
Captain Thomas Collins
William Collins
Captain W. E. Comer
Captain Edward Comerford
Captain John Condon
M. Conley
Samuel P. Conkling
Captain John Connor
Joseph B. Conard
Daniel Conway
J. J. Conway
Captain Robert Cooney
Frank Coons
Captain Joseph Corcoran
Captain James Corrigan
Captain John Corrigan
James Cotter
Captain William Cotter
Captain John Coulter
James H. Countryman
Charles Coushaine
George M. Cowan
William Cowan
John Beswick Cowle
Theodore E. Cowles
John Cowley
Robert Craig
Robert Craig
Captain Alexander Craigie
Captain Daniel P. Craine
Captain Elmer W. Craine
Captain S. Crangle
George Crawford
N. L. Crawford
S. S. Creadon
Captain Joseph Criqui
John M. Cronenweth
Jasper N. Crosby
John L. Crosthwaite
William Crosthwaite
William H. Crowley
Edward C. Cullen
Thomas J. Cullen
William F. Cullen
Captain Hamilton Cummings
George E. Cunningham
W. J. Cunningham
Captain Shephard H. Currie
William H. Curtis
Clarence E. Curtiss
Table of Illustrations

Captain Frank J. Cadotte

Captain Frank J. Cadotte of Detroit, Mich., belongs to one of the old French families of that city. He was born in the year 1844, and was about three years old when his father, who was sailing at the time, was drowned. Captain Cadotte was brought up in Detroit, attending school there, and in 1860, at the age of sixteen, began to sail starting as boy on the schooner Courtland, under Capt. Frank Frazer. In 1863 he was first mate of the schooner Ferret, and after two more seasons, one as second mate, and one as first, he was given command of the schooner George Foote. The following season he sailed the schooner Albion Benson for William Stewart, of Detroit, and then took command of the Foote again, sailing her until November 15 of that season, when she went ashore in Lake Ontario, at Niagara, Ontario. Captain Cadotte was then transferred to the Theodore Perry, another of Stewart's boats, and sailed her two seasons, later commanding the Morning Light two seasons, and the W. G. Grant one season. Mr. Stewart going out of business at this time, Captain Cadotte purchased the schooner New Hampshire, and, after sailing her two years, sold out and entered the employ of D. Whitney, Jr., of Detroit, for whom he sailed ten consecutive seasons. Two of these were on the barge Adirondack, two on the Dashing Wave, four on the Wayne and two on the Ashland; the Ashland and the Wayne he brought out new. For two years after leaving the Whitney line, Captain Cadotte was in the hotel business at Wyandotte, Mich. He returned to the lakes about seven years ago, and has ever since been in command of the schooner Michigan, for J. Emery Owen, of Detroit. He is well acquainted among Detroit vesselmen on account of his long residence there.

Captain Cadotte was married, in 1867, to Miss Emma Chase, of Columbus, Ohio, and they have had three children, Frank E. O., one who is deceased, and Arthur B. Cadotte.


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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.