Frank S. Ellis
Frank S. Ellis is a young man who has chosen the marine life for his occupation, and thus far has made considerable progress in that line of work. He was born March 19, 1869, at Corunna, Ontario, and at that place lived until he reached his nineteenth year. He then went to Detroit and after taking a business course at that place, took a position as book- keeper, which he held for only a short time when his health failed and he shipped on the Servia, where he served four years as watchman, wheelsman and finally as second mate. From this vessel he came on the George F. Williams, and remained two years as second mate, coming on the Mesaba, in 1896, as second mate.
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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.