Thomas J. Cullen
Thomas J. Cullen, who for several seasons past has been mate in the employ of the Lehigh Company, is a son of Thomas and Anna (Wrath) Cullen, natives of Ireland. He was born at Ogdensburg, N. Y., on March 3, 1867, and attended the schools of his birthplace, afterward moving with his parents to Toledo, Ohio, from which port he shipped on various fishing boats for several seasons. For one season he went before the mast on the James Wade, and the two or three succeeding seasons was engaged on different schooners out of Chicago in the same capacity. He has been mate of several boats plying the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, and held mate's berth on a number of others which were and are now on the Great Lakes, among them the George Dunbar, H. E. Packer, Fred Mercur, Rees Pritchard, J. A. Wilson and E. P. Wilbur, having, all told, nine issues of license.
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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.