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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John C. Clarke

John C. Clarke was born in Buffalo, N. Y., March 9, 1870, and was educated at Public School No. 36 of that city. His parents, George H. and Katharine (Cronin) Clarke, were residents of Buffalo, where the former holds the position as watchman at the Buffalo Water Works, but the latter is now deceased. Previous to accepting his present position the father sailed the lakes for thirty-five years, and gained an enviable reputation as a master thereon. There were six boys and two girls in the family, of whom William E. is now captain of the Geo. E. Farwell, and James is also sailing the lakes.

The subject of our sketch engaged in steamboating at the age of seventeen as watchman of the Raleigh, continuing on that boat for two seasons, and then wheeled on the Robert Mills and Helena the following season. The next season he divided, wheeling the Clyde and watching on the Tom Adams, succeeding which he obtained second mate's berth on the Toltec. The following season he was first mate on the Italia, in which he sailed one season and a half of the next, finishing same as first mate of the Scranton. In 1894 he was first mate of the D. M. Wilson, until she sank at Thunder Bay, and he was picked up with the balance of the crew, by the steamer Hudson. He started the season of 1895, as first mate of the Maytham, leaving her after two months of service to accept a like berth in the Chili, which was being brought out new. He served in her the balance of that and one-half of the succeeding seasons, engaging as second mate of the Saranac for the remainder. During the season of 1897, he was acting as first mate of the Chemung, one of the Erie railroad's twin passenger and freight steamers, which are conceded to be the finest and fastest steamers on the lakes plying between Chicago and Buffalo.

On December 22, 1892, Mr. Clarke was married at Buffalo, to Miss Eda M. Neal, of that city, and they have one son, named Neal. The family residence is at Sheridan, 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.