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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Captain John Corrigan

Captain John Corrigan, a prominent business man and vessel owner, residing in Cleveland, has attained his present financial standing by virtue of strict integrity, industry and enterprise. He was associated with his brother, Capt. James Corrigan, in the oil-refining business in Cleveland for many years, and has became[sic] an expert for locating the presence of oil. His first refining operations consisted in the manufacture of lubricating oils, and it was his product that was first used successfully on railroad cars.

In 1881 he joined his brother in business enterprise in Austria and Hungary, where they purchased large tracts of oil-producing territory, and operated on a large scale, marketing their product in the larger cities of those countries. They established two refineries, one in Grabow, in Austria-Poland, on the Carpathian Mountains a [t?] Krakau (Cracow), and one near Kolomea, in Galicia, the last refining operations being at the last named locality. Capt. John Corrigan also purchased the estate of Prince Sterbey, whom he associated with him in the producing business. They remained in Austria about three years, after which they sold out their business and returned to America. Capt. John Corrigan is yet engaged in wholesale oil business, refining the product of his wells at Bradford and Warren, Penn. His refineries are provided with all modern appliances, and produce the highest grades of lubricating oils for machinery, engine and cylinder, so extensively used on lake steamers, and oils for illuminating purposes.

For many years Captain Corrigan has been an extensive vessel owner, his possessions from time to time including the steamer Raleigh, schooners Lucerne, Niagara, James Couch, J.I. Case, David Dows, George W. Adams, steamer Aurora (believed to be the stanchest vessel on the lakes, but destroyed by fire near Detroit, in December, 1898), and the large steel schooner Aurania, which has a capacity of 5,200 tons of ore.

Socially Captain Corrigan is an active and prominent Mason, having attained the thirty-second degree, being a member of Bigelow Lodge, Thatcher Chapter, Holyrood Commandery, Lake Erie Consistory, and is a noble of Al Koran of the Mystic Shrine. His office is located at No. 720 Perry Payne building, Cleveland, Ohio.


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Volume I

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.