James A. Carroll
At the age of ten years the subject of this sketch landed at Quebec with his parents, and subsequently removed to Buffalo, where he attended school. He began his practical life as ferry boy on Buffalo creek with Capt. James Davidson, now of Bay City, Michigan. In 1860 Mr. Carroll began to sail the lakes as boy on the schooner Fremont of Fremont, in which he remained three seasons. he was later in the schooner Resolute and on the bark Badger State before the mast, and was mate of the schooner Morning Light, barges James C. Joy and James Regan, and second mate of the schooner Athenian. He has also been in many other vessels, too numerous to mention, and his business interests have always been in connection with lake navigation. Mr. Carroll is a ship carpenter by occupation. He began business as a yawl-boat builder, and was once a member of the firm Hankins & Carroll, which existed for five years previous to the panic of 1857. For the past thirteen years he has been in the employ of the Western Transportation Company.
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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.