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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James Cotter

James Cotter, the oldest of two sons of James and Ann (Mahany) Cotter, of Ireland, who emigrated to this country in the year 1857, and settled at Buffalo, was born at Cape Clear, County Cork, Ireland, on November 1, 1856, and when but a year old his parents left him in the care of an aunt, while they came to this country to make a home. When nine years old he came over to meet his parents, and then attended public schools No. 4 and No. 34, at Buffalo, which was the first schooling he had. After six years of study, or when sixteen years of age, he began sailing as boy on the William Vanatta, for one season, and the next two seasons was decking and firing on the tug Jason Parker, of which he was engineer during the season of 1872, taking her to and laying her up at Charlotte. Next season he sailed the Robert J. Cooper, which at the close of the season was sold, and taken by him to Montreal. In 1874 he brought out new the Oscar Folsom, which he later took to Toledo and laid up, then came back and finished the season in the Jason Parker. The season of 1875, he started in the employ of Bennett & Barry, of Rochester, as engineer of their passenger boat Wilcox, remaining on her throughout the season, and the next brought out new the excursion steamer Charlotte and ran her for the same company, then on the City of Rochester for them the following season. In 1878-79-80 he was engineer of E. K. Hart's (the Albion banker) pleasure yacht Loraine, and the five succeeding seasons on the tug George D. Gillson, after which he was on the Oneida three seasons, and John S. Heath one season. In August, 1895, he brought out new the James Kennedy, which he ran during the seasons of 1896 and 1897. During the interval preceding the advent of the Kennedy he was on several sailing vessels, among them the George D. Ruffen and General Worth.

At Youngstown, N. Y., April 15, 1885, Mr. Cotter was married to Miss Katherine Reardon, a native of that town. They are the parents of five children, of whom but two, Ida and Annie, are now living.

Mr. Cotter's father was a lifelong sailor, and died in 1892, and his brother, also deceased, followed the life of a sailor, and the fact that he has twenty-three issues of papers, is proof enough that the love of sailing is hereditary. The family residence is at No. 68 Sandusky street, Buffalo, 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.