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 H. Countryman

James H. Countryman, a young and ambitious engineer, learned the rudiments of his profession under the instruction of Thomas Welsh, an engineer who was most ably qualified to teach that branch of mechanics. As our subject was an apt scholar his skill and ability do credit to his instructor. He was born in Oswego, New York, May 28, 1865, a son of William and Catherine (Singleton) Countryman, also natives of that city. He acquired his education in the public schools of Oswego, attending the same until he reached the age of sixteen years.

In the spring of 1881 Mr. Countryman determined to follow the lakes for a livelihood, but after a season as cabin boy in the side-wheel steamer Ontario, plying on the lake of that name, he remained ashore three years as clerk in the store of H. L. Hart & Co., of Oswego, undue paternal influence having been brought to bear upon him, perhaps. However, in 1885, he again essayed the steamboat life, this time shipping as fireman on the steamer Walter L. Frost, of the Ogdensburg Transit Company, Thomas Welsh being the chief engineer. He retained that laborious berth four seasons, but in the spring of 1890 was promoted to the engine room as oiler, and in 1891 he received his license as second engineer, and was appointed first assistant on the steamer Josephine, where he remained until 1892. He then entered the employ of the Crescent line as second engineer of the John V. Moran, holding that position three seasons. In the spring of 1895 he was appointed chief engineer of the steamer John V. Moran, now of the new Union Transit Company, and was in charge of her machinery for some time.

Socially, Mr. Countryman is an ardent member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association No. 43, of Port Huron, Mich., and was much gratified when Congress defined the status of the marine engineers as officers of American vessels, and guaranteed to them the rights enjoyed by any other class of American citizens.

On January 16, 1896, he was married to Miss Nellie Coy, of Syracuse, N. Y., and they now make their home at No. 77 Breckenridge 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.