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
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J. A. Cameron

J.A. Cameron, a young a popular engineer, having been identified with the lakes since boyhood, and now in the employ of the Norton Milling Company, was born in Rockford, Ill., in 1871, a son of J.B. and Mary (Burton) Cameron, the latter a native of the East. The father, who was a lumberman by occupation, was an early settler of Rockford, but later returned to Canada -- his native land -- and engaged in lumbering. He died in Sault Ste. Marie, in 1891, and his wife died in the same year, having survived him only a month.

Mr. Cameron was reared in Sault Ste. Marie, and received a good education, graduating from the high school of that place. He commenced sailing from that port in 1887 on the Roanoke, and fired on tugs; in 1889 was fireman on the Andy Smith, which was lost on Gray's Reef, Lake Michigan, that season, and in 1890 was fireman on the steamer Joliet. In 1891 he was oiler on the Bristow, and in the fall of that year went to Mobile, Ala., where he shipped as fireman on the tug Keiser, plying between that port and Tampa, Fla., remaining on her two months. At the latter place he shipped on the steamer Mascot, of the Plant Steamship line, and afterward went to Jacksonville, Fla., where, in 1892, he shipped as oiler on the steamer Cherokee, of the Clyde line, but left her at New York City, and came to Ashtabula, Ohio, at which place he became oiler of the steamer Frontenac, remaining on her for the rest of the season of 1892; that fall he made application for engineer's license, which was granted in 1893. The first part of that season he was engineer of the steamer Vega, of Cleveland, belonging to the Lorain Steamship line; later shipped as second engineer on the old Keystone, of Cleveland, which he laid up early in the season; and then made a trip on the Spokane to Duluth, Minn. In the early part of 1894 he was engineer of the steamer Philip Minch, remaining on her till June, when he accepted the position as engineer of the Pontiac, engaged in the ore and lumber trade. He then transferred from that vessel to the Frontenac, of the same line, remaining on her one season. The fall of that year (1895) he became engineer of the Metropolitan West Side Elevator, Chicago, but the following spring resigned that position, and shipped as engineer on the Globe, which he ran in the freight trade between Chicago and Buffalo until August 1, of that year. That fall he accepted his present position, that of engineer of the Norton Milling Company, Chicago.

Socially, he is a member of the M.E.B.A., and Empire Lodge No. 336, K. of P.

In 1896, in Chicago, Mr. Cameron was married to Miss Lizzie Galloway, a native of Canada, and they now make their home at No. 1085 W. North avenue, Chicago.


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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.