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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Captain John C. Carey

Captain John C. Carey, an old-time lake captain, was born August 21, 1841, at Oswego, N. Y., and is the son of John and Elizabeth (Brooks) Carey, natives of Ireland. John Carey, Sr., was born and reared in Dublin, but spent the greater part of his life in America, working at the machinist's trade. Mr. & Mrs. Carey both died in Kingston, Ontario.

The Captain spent the first seven years of his life at his native place, and then went to Kingston, Ontario, where he attended school for some time. At the age of ten years, however, he sailed out of Kingston on the steamer Sylph, running to Montreal. Upon this boat he spent five seasons as boy, and during this time, his parents having died, he came to Detroit with Captain Ives, under whose command he had been working.

His first employment in that city was upon the dry dock known as the Ives dry dock, the first one built in Detroit. He then went on several river tugs, later on joining the John Owen as mate, after which he was put in command of the Red Erie, going from this to the following boats: The Oswego, Bruce, J. Ruby, and Bay City, then returned to harbor tugs at Detroit, where he remained several years. In 1876 he came on the ferry boats, and since that time has been employed on the Detroit river on tugs, and on the ferry lines. He has been in the command of the Fortune and Sappho, and when the latter was laid up, he alternated with Captain Foster on the Victoria.

In December, 1863, he was married to Miss Bridget Hennesy. Their children were: Annie, now Mrs. William Corbert, of Chicago; Maggie, Lizzie, and John, who are deceased; George, who resides at home, having traveled extensively all over the world: Charles, who is at present traveling on foreign seas, following the life of a sailor; and William, a student in college.


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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.