Fabian B. Cody
Fabian B. Cody is a devoted follower of marine life, and is a young man whose future seems one of success in his chosen occupation. He was born March 14, 1866, at Sombra, Ont., at that place spending the first eighteen years of his life, attending there the public schools, and later a business college of Detroit. Soon afterward he shipped on the schooner T.S. Fosset, where he remained two years as seaman. The season and a half following were spent on the C.J. Kershaw as wheelsman, after which he served in the same capacity on the R.P. Fitzgerald one season. After a short time spent on the Philip D. Armour he came on the Helen, and spent two years on her as second mate. The following four seasons were spent on the Veronica as mate, after which he joined the Aurora, in the same capacity, and has remained through the seasons of 1895 and 1896, then shipped as master of the schooner Aurania, for the seasons of 1897 and 1898.
Patrick Cody, father of our subject, was a native of Prince Edward Island. He was employed the greater part of his life as a shoemaker, and died in 1891, having survived his wife, Margaret (Coffee) Cody, who died in 1887.
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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.