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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William H. Crowley

William H. Crowley, second engineer of the steamer Pathfinder, is yet a young man, one whose future in the marine world seems to be of no ordinary promise. He is the son of Michael and Mary (Cary) Crowley, both of whom were natives of Ireland.

Michael Crowley, father of our subject, came to America in his youth, and in New York learned the shipbuilder's trade, at which occupation he spent the greater part of his active life. From New York he removed to Detroit, thence after a time coming to Marine City, Mich., some thirty years ago, at which place he is still making his home. Here he bought a nice farm within the city limits, continuing his trade all along, however, being one of the pioneer shipbuilders of that city. He and his wife are now living in retirement in the enjoyment of ease and comfort, the reward of honest toil and judicious economy.

William H. Crowley, whose name introduces this sketch, was born on the homestead, in Marine City, December 12, 1872, and attended the public schools of the locality until he was sixteen years of age, and also working on the farm until 1890. At that time he commenced his marine life, to which he has since devoted his energies, going first on the steamer V. H. Ketcham (in the building of which his father had much to do), as wheelsman, which position he held one and one-half years, and then served as oiler on the same vessel for half a season. Later he spent part of a season on the steamer Pueblo as fireman, afterward going on the steamer Pathfinder as oiler, continuing as such until the spring of 1896, when he accepted his present position, that of second engineer on the same vessel.

Mr. Crowley is a brother of Capt. F. J. Crowley and Edward Crowley, both of whom have been sailing the lakes for several years, F. J. being at the present time captain of the steamer Maruba.

On January 18, 1898, William H. Crowley was married at Marine City, Mich., to Miss Johanna Antons, daughter of John and Pauline Antons, all of Marine City. Socially, our subject is a member of the M. E. B. A., at Marine City.


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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.