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 William Carlisle

Captain William Carlisle belongs to the Carlisle family who were part owners of the large thread manufactury of Carlisle & Clark, in Paisley, Scotland. The English Channel bore no lad more ambitious and energetic than William Carlisle, who started out in marine life as cabin boy in 1842, at the early age of nine years. He spent three years on the channel, and then came to America, living first in Montreal, and then in Napanee, Ontario, near Kingston. He at once went upon the lakes, sailing during the summer and attending a school of navigation in New York City during the winter for several years.

The first vessel of which Captain Carlisle was master was the schooner Daniel G. Ford, of Oswego, with which he was connected for seven years, and was then master of the schooner Delaware, for three years. Subsequently he was master of the following steamers: Cormorant, two years; Egyptian, one year; Hiawatha, one year; Wallula, two years; Yakima, four years, and the Yuma, one year. He was very successful in his life on the lakes meeting with but one serious accident, and that previous to becoming captain. One winter while he was sailing on salt water, he was shipwrecked on the Island of Nassau, where he suffered an attack of yellow fever; and he was also wrecked at Sand Beach, on Lake Huron, at which time he lost everything he possessed. He was fearless, yet careful and conserv- ative about his sailing, and was a thorough gentleman in every sense of the word. As mate he sailed over all of the principal seas, and possessed a certificate of master, as well as of mate on salt water, although he never commanded an ocean vessel.

In 1881, Captain Carlisle married Miss Frances Sauer of Detroit, and to them were born three children - William Cecil, Daniel Roger and Colin Campbell. The Captain departed this life in 1894, and he was widely and deeply mourned.


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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.