Daniel C. Drackett
Daniel C. Drackett, who has been closely identified with his father, John Drackett, in dry-dock and shipbuilding work for the last twelve years in Cleveland and other ports, is a young man of fine physique and of great promise in his chosen profession. As a general contractor and purchasing agent he well deserves mention in this volume. After severing his connection with the Cleveland dry dock, when it changed management, he engaged in a general contracting business, building breakwaters and doing repair work. In October, 1896, he went to Detroit to superintend work being carried forward by Wayne county, which was completed to the satisfaction of the commissioners. He then superintended the work on the channel at Grosse Point and Rouge river, which was completed in 1898, Mr. Drackett then returning to Cleveland, the place of his birth, to follow up other lines of usefulness.
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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.