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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William Cocklin

When he was twenty years of age, William J. Cocklin, father of our subject, came to America from Ireland and settled in Jersey City. After a short residence in that place he removed to Komoko, Ontario, where his son, William Cocklin, was born December 28, 1854.

At four years of age William, whose name opens this article, removed with his parents to Port Huron, where he received an education in the public schools. At this time the family took up their residence in Bay City, and William began the life of a sailor. He first went on the City of Sandusky as waiter, and there remained throughout the season. The following year he went on the George L. Dunlap as waiter, and was then steward on the Huron. At this time he had a desire to take up a new branch of the work, and still remain in the marine service, so he went on the tug Stranger, as fireman, and after serving in that capacity on the I.U. Masters, Crusader and Quebec, he obtained engineer's papers, and in the spring of 1877 went on the John Owen as second engineer. After this, for a years and a half, he returned to the Crusader, and was in the Burlington for year as second engineer and one year as chief. In the succeeding years he served as chief on the John Martin, Justice Fields (now called Traveler), Margaret Olwill, Missouri, Araxes, John Prindiville and the steamer Ohio in 1891, Samson and M.T. Greene, in 1893, Progress in 1894, tug Samson in 1895, and in 1896 came on the George Farwell, thus having served as chief engineer seventeen years.

On December 19, 1875, Mr. Cocklin was married to Cornelia Eldridge, of Toronto, Canada. He is a member of the A.O.U.W., Detroit Lodge No. 6, and of the Marine Engineers Association of Detroit, Branch No. 3.


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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.