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 Carolan

Captain William Carolan was born March 22, 1865, in Rochester, N.Y., the only child of Patrick and Margaret (McCormick) Carolan, both of whom were natives of Ireland. Patrick Carolan came to the United States early in life and engaged in farming and the lumber business until his death, which occurred January 24, 1892; his wife departed this life on March 4, 1888.

Captain Carolan spent the first fifteen years of his life in the city of his birth, and one year later came to Buffalo, out of which port he sailed as deckhand on the Empire State, on that boat obtaining his first knowledge of marine life. His promotion was rapid, and in a short time he was given the position of watchman and wheelsman, continuing as such two years, after which he engaged as wheelsman one season each on the following boats: George Spencer, D.W. Rust, Business, Yakima and Horace A. Tuttle. The following year he shipped on the Caledonia as second mate, and subsequently served in that capacity on the Bulgaria, John Harper and John W. Moore, receiving promotion to the position of mate on the last named boat, and removing to Cleveland at the close of his service on her. He entered the employ of the Globe Iron Works in that city, and soon afterward became wheelsman on the government boats Columbia and Lilac, which were taken to Portland, Maine, and Staten Island, later holding the same berth on the yacht, Comanche, owned by Hon. M.A. Hanna, of Cleveland, on a trip to Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1893 he came to Detroit and obtained employment with the Detroit, Belle Isle & Windsor Ferry Co., with whom he has since remained, during the first three seasons as mate on the Fortune and Pleasure, from which he was transferred to the Excelsior, in command, for the season of 1896. Judging by the past, Captain Carolan's future in the marine life promises to be a successful one, and he has gained the confidence and respect of his present employers to an enviable degree. He is unmarried.


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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.