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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James L. Chase

James L. Chase, general manager of the Chase Machine Company, was born in 1850, at Russell, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, and in 1853 came with the rest of his father's family to live in Cleveland, where he received his education in the public schools. At the age of fifteen he was apprenticed to the Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Company, J. F. Holloway being superintendent of the works at that time. They were established in 1835, and were situated on the river front, the location being the present site of the Cleveland Ship Building Company. Shortly after serving his time, he joined the Lady Franklin as second engineer, thus beginning his sailing experience in 1872.

From that time until 1880 Mr. Chase was second engineer on the following steamers during the seasons of navigation: City of Sandusky, Annie Smith, V. Swain, Cormorant, Selah Chamberlain and John M. Glidden, and working during the winter seasons in the machine shops of the city.

In 1880 he joined the Ohio as chief engineer with Capt. J.C. Estes, with whom he sailed as chief for a period of nine seasons. In 1887 Mr. Chase had patented an automatic fog whistle machine, which has become in general use on the lakes. In 1889 the Chase Machine Company was established on the site of their present works, as general machinists and manufacturers of the Chase Automatic Fog Whistle Machine, Mr. Chase's partners at the time being Messrs. Barnes and Ball.

In 1880 Mr. Chase was married to Miss Lizzie Pempin, of Cleveland, by who he has two children; Herbert, now (1898) aged eighteen, at present a student at Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio; and James, aged twelve years, who is now receiving his education at the public schools of Cleveland.


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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.