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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John M. Cronenweth

John M. Cronenweth believes that he is the oldest active engineer on the lakes. He was born in Detroit, February 25, 1831, his father being John M. Cronenweth and his mother formerly Miss Anna Heffner.

In 1846 he started to learn machinist's trade in the shop of Bartley & Kinney. In 1849 he shipped as second engineer of the propeller Odd Fellow, and in 1850 he held the same position on the steamer Bell. In 1851 and 1852 he was chief engineer of the propeller J.W. Brooks, and from that time till the spring of 1860 he worked as a machinist in the DeGraff & Kendrick shops, excepting for the season of 1857 when he was second engineer on the propeller Montgomery. During the season of 1860 he was chief engineer of the propeller General Taylor, and for 1861-62-63 he had charge of the engine of the propeller Mineral Rock. From 1864 to 1868, both inclusive, he was chief engineer of the propeller Meteor, and from that fall till spring of 1873 he was on shore running a stationary engine. During the season of 1873 he ran the engine of the tug River Queen, and in 1874 and 1875 he had charge of the tug John Martin. For the seasons of 1876-77-78-79-80 he was chief engineer of the propeller J.W. Wetmore, and since then he has been chief engineer of the tug Torrent, towing rafts for Alger, Smith & Co.

In 1855 Mr. Cronenweth was married in Detroit to Henrietta Atkinson, a native of New York. She died in 1873, and in 1876 he married Lillian Wenner. She died in 1890 leaving him a widower with six children: Jessie, Katie, Mintie, John, Herbert and Russell Alger.


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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.