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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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Edward A. Carter

Edward A. Carter is a native of Massachusetts, born November 17, 1861, son of Thomas and Hester (Roughsedge) Carter, who were residents for many years of Lawrence, that State.

Thomas Carter was born and raised in England. He manufactured files at Lawrence and also at Buffalo, and was among the first to engage in that branch of manufacturing in the United States. He died in Buffalo, February 14, 1893. Edward A. Carter received his education after his removal to Buffalo, in 1865, at Public School No. 19. He was employed for several years succeeding his school days in the Jacobs Brothers Moulding and Finishing Works; as engineer with the Buffalo File Manufacturing Company, of which his father was the proprietor; was with E. P. Washburn, nickel plater and finisher, and was engineer with Hindston & Hill, of the Buffalo Hammer Works. In 1885, Mr. Carter began life on the water as fireman on the new tug International. He remained about nine months in this employ, and the following season acted as oiler on the steamer Rochester, under Robert E. Walker, chief engineer. Until September of the season of 1887 he was first assistant engineer of the steamer Portage, under George Fritchie, who was chief, and his next position was as first assistant engineer of the steamer Lackawanna, on which he remained until September 15, 1888. On that day he became chief engineer of the steamer Grand Traverse, and was with her continuously until October 19, 1896, when she was sunk off Colchester reef, Lake Erie, in collision with the steamer Livingston. The accident occurred about 5:40 o'clock in the morning, the Livingston striking the Traverse about midship, and making an opening in her side about twelve feet deep. The former was loaded with corn, the latter with 850 tons of coal and miscellaneous merchandise, bound up for Green Bay. A singular fact in connection with the occurrence was that it was the first trip in seven weeks for the Livingston, and the first in eight for the Traverse. During the spring of 1897 he was appointed chief engineer of the steamship Arthur Orr (2,329 g. t.), remaining on her in this capacity till August 5, 1898, when he left her to take a similar position on the steamship Appomattox (2,643 g. t.)

Mr. Carter has taken a complete course at the Colliery Correspondence School, of Scranton, Penn., in marine and electric engineering, and is one of the few experts in this particular line of business, and is employed in much complicated and difficult work where the keenest judgment is required. He is well known and appreciated by all his acquaintances.

On August 5, 1885, Mr. Carter was married at Guelph, Ont., to Amy Edith Harvey, and they have two children, Vera G., aged (1898) ten, and Verna, aged six years. Mr. Carter has been a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association for about six years.

 


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