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 William Cotter

Captain William Cotter, a young officer, who was appointed chief engineer of a steamboat in his second year as a sailor, and master of the same steamer the following season, was born in Titusville, Penn., in 1870. In 1873 he removed with his parents to Cleveland, where he attended a private school, under the tutelage of T.J. Kelley.

After the completion of his education Captain Cotter decided to adopt the life of a sailor, and shipped as lookout on the steambarge Alice Strong, with Capt. D. Henderson. The next season he went as engineer of the same steamer, and in the spring of 1889 was appointed master. In 1890 he was given the steam sandlighter Robert Greenhalgh, Jr., to sail, closing the season on the Protection. He also sailed the Protection the two following seasons. In the spring of 1893 he went to Chicago and shipped as mate on the Monitor No. 104, but remained with her only two trips. He then entered the employ of the Cleveland Tug Company, as master of the Maggie Sanborn, transferring to the Charles Henry, S.S. Stone, N.B. Gates, James Amadeus and L.P. Smith in the order named. In 1894 he sailed the tug J.R. Sprankle, 1895 the tug John Gregory, 1896 the Ben Campbell, closing the season, however, as night manager of the tug line. In the spring of 1897 he was again appointed master of the tug Campbell. He has eight issues of pilot's license.

Captain Cotter was united in marriage to Miss Catherine Gorry, of Cleveland, January 13, 1896. Mrs. Cotter is a graduate of the Spencerian Business College, and is a rapid and accurate accountant and stenographer.


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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.