Edward C. Cullen
Edward C. Cullen, a young marine engineer of much skill, was born June 20, 1868, at Cleveland, Ohio. He received his education in the common schools of Toledo, whither he had removed from Cleveland and there he also learned the machinist's trade, at the Vulcan Iron Works, serving as apprentice four years. Returning to Cleveland he went to work in the Variety Iron Works, and afterward in the shop of Frank Brown and with J. McDonald. In 1891 he shipped as oiler on the steamer Griffin, the following year taking out papers and going as second engineer of the steamer John W. Moore, on which he remained two seasons. In the spring of 1894 he shipped on the Italia, on which he served all season; began the season of 1895 on the Grecian, finishing on the J. Emory Owen, and in 1896 shipped as second engineer with Mr. Averill, on the Saxon, which was laid up at the close of navi- gation. He is engaged during the winter months for the River Machine & Boiler Co., in Cleveland, although he makes his home at Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Cullen is an active member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association.
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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.