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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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Robert Chestnut Jr.

Robert Chestnut, Jr., son of Robert and Elizabeth (Carr) Chestnut, was born at New York City, October 3, 1861, and when a year old his parents moved to Oswego, NY, where he attended school until he was twelve years of age, when he went to California with his father, where they remained for two years, after which they returned to Oswego, where the subject of our sketch remained until 1877, when he went to Chester, Penn., and served a four years' apprenticeship in the shop of John Roath, machinist. He subsequently went to Fulton, NY, and spent a year in a machine shop there, then back again to Oswego, where he was employed in the Kingford Iron Manufacturers' shops until the spring of 1884, at which time he began steamboating, as assistant, part, and chief engineer for the remainder of that season on the steamer Ontario. In 1885 he served as second engineer on the St. Lawrence, plying on the St. Lawrence river, and the following season in a like capacity on the Woceken (which steamer was lost on Lake Erie in 1893), leaving her, before the close of the season, to enter a machine shop at Syracuse, NY, where he remained until the season of 1889, when he again commenced steamboating as second engineer to Dan Doyle on the Hecla, remaining on her for that and part of the season of 1890, when he was appointed chief engineer of the W.L. Frost, of the Ogdensburg Transportation Company, and after two seasons on her was assigned to the H.R. James, spending three seasons on her as chief, and then transferred to the F.H. Prince, of which he has been chief ever since, including the season of 1897, making seven consecutive seasons in the employ of the Ogdensburg Transportation Company, during which time, or previous thereto, he has never been in a collision or wreck.

Mr. Chestnut's father was for many years an engineer of salt-water steamers, and during the war was engineer of the Sachem (which was chartered by the government for service during the conflict), and is now local boiler inspector of steamboats at Oswego, New York.

In July, 1882, Mr. Chestnut wedded Miss Bertha M. Pratt, a daughter of George Pratt, a merchant of Pulaski, NY. They have two children, Maude and Henry, aged fourteen and ten years respectively. He is a member of the Syracuse Lodge No. 109, Cynosure Encampment No. 14 and Canton No. 6, Syracuse I.O.F. also Acacian Lodge No. 705, Ogdensburg, F & A.M. The family residence of Mr. Chestnut is at No. 89 Knox Street, Ogdensburg, New York.


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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.