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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Edmund J. Carmody

Perhaps nothing better can be said of the gentleman whose name appears at the opening of this sketch, than to quote from the Detroit NEWS-TRIBUNE of March 15, 1896, as follows: "Few young men of twenty-one have had a more eventful career than the 'life saver' of the river front, well known as 'Eddie,' who has been a familiar figure along the docks in the vicinity of the harbor-master's office since 1890."

This notice was prompted by his heroic efforts in rescuing the life of Eugene Davenport, a teamster, of Detroit, who drove into the river, and would otherwise have drowned. This was the first instance wherein Mr. Carmody acted alone; but on numerous occasions his timely efforts in life-saving have rendered his name very popular among marine men on Detroit harbor. He came to the harbor-master's office in 1890, and there also did a work which has won him a name of importance and one which will be known to later generations. Previous to 1890 the books at the office had been kept with little system, and were not always accurate. He began a complete record of all drownings, suicides, shipwrecks and disasters, and when possible noted the cause and results, so that the books have become an important adjunct to local historical collections, and are greatly prized by the departments.

Mr. Carmody was born July 4, 1874, at Detroit, and at that place has always made his home. There he attended school, and at the age of fifteen years entered the employ of W. H. Elliot & Co., and later the "Michigan Exchange Hotel," were he remained until he began the marine work, entering the harbor-master's office and later the marine post office in 1895, where he has since been engaged.

He is the son of Thomas and Annie (Flyn) Carmody, who are natives of London, England, and Detroit respectively. Mrs. Carmody is still living, having survived her husband, who died September 21, 1895, at Detroit. Edmund J. is the eldest in a family of five children, the others being Charles C., employed in the harbor-master's office, Daisy and John, who are in school, and Raymond, a young lad still at home.


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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.