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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Frank Coons

Frank Coons, who is one of the most prominent engineers sailing out of Milwaukee, and who is a very skillful machinist, was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y. on July 31, 1848, a son of Ralph and Ellen (Morrison} Coons. His father during the last thirty years has been employed as engineer on dredges by the Brown Dredge Company, at Port Dalhousie, Welland canal, and Thorold, Canada; also at times filling the office of master. The mother died in 1873 at Port Dalhousie, and it was there that Frank acquired his education in the public schools, after which he worked in machine and boiler shops. It was in 1866 that he commenced his lakefaring career, shipping as fireman on the tug American Eagle, going to Manistee, Mich., the following year, and in 1868 he entered the employ of Captain Starke as engineer of the tug Buhl. The next spring he was appointed engineer of the tug Robert Emmett, employed on government contracts, three years, after which he again entered the employ of Starke & Co. Tug line, of Milwaukee. He went to Buffalo after the tug Starke, took her to Milwaukee, and ran her as engineer until September, when he took the tug J. J. Hagermann, bringing her out in 1872 and running her seven years. In the spring of 1879 he joined the tug H. F. Bues, waiting on dredge, a position he held until 1893, when he was appointed engineer of the tug Calumet, running her five seasons, and in 1898 he was appointed chief engineer of the steamer E. A. Shores, Jr., owned by the Starke estate. Mr. Coons, being a man of thrift and industry, employed his time during the winter months at work for the company, and for the Sheriff Manufacturing Company, working at times in the boiler shops.

Socially, he was a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association No. 9, of Milwaukee, and is held in high esteem by his associates.

In September, 1876, Mr. Coons was wedded to Miss Margaret D. Putnam, of Milwaukee. The children born to this union are Frank, Fred, Harry P., and Guy Hager. The family homestead is at 468 American avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


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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.