Charles Carrick, of Buffalo, is one of the oldest fishermen on the chain of the Great Lakes, and he has been engaged in this occupation since about the year 1860. Mr. Carrick was born near London, England, in June, 1827, and his parents came to the United States, bringing him with them, when he was six years of age. After leaving school he followed various occupations until reaching manhood, and he then drifted into the fishing industry, in which he has been engaged with marked success ever since. He owns a fleet of small boats and two of his sons are interested in the business with him.
Mr. Carrick married Miss Julia Carley, of New York, who was born November 1, 1829. Their children are Mary; William, who is a successful marine engineer, and John and George, who are associated with their father in the fishing business. Another son, Charles, died in infancy.
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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.