George Fogg, chief engineer for the Bradley Manufacturing Company, was for several years identified with the lake navigation, and since retiring from the water has been employed as stationary engineer in Chicago. He was born in England in 1846, and when quite young was brought to the United States by his parents, Robert and Mary (Fallowfield) Fogg, also natives of England. They first located in Providence, R. I. but at an early day removed to Milwaukee, Wis., where the father worked at the machinist's trade until his death, which occurred in 1877. The mother died in the same city in 1856.
George Fogg was reared and educated in Milwaukee, and in early life learned the machinist's trade in the Queen City shops. He commenced his marine career in 1866, sailing out of Milwaukee on the Canadian steamer Colonist, which was engaged in the passenger and freight trade. Going to New Orleans in 1869, he sailed from that port for two seasons, but in 1871 returned to Milwaukee, where he shipped the following year as assistant engineer on the Susquehanna, belonging in Buffalo. He remained on her for nearly five seasons. From Milwaukee he went to Traverse City, Mich., where for two years he was engaged as engineer on the tugs. He came to Chicago in 1874 and entered the employ of the Goodrich line, as chief engineer, remaining with them three years. He was engineer on the Menominee, now the Iowa, engaged in the passenger trade, and held a similar position on the Bismarck, of the Marinette Barge line, sailing on her out of Chicago for five years. For three years or more he was then engineer of the J. C. Perrett, but in 1887 he retired from the lakes and became engineer of the Chicago Avenue Water Works, being twice employed as chief engineer at that place. Since then he has held his present position with the Bradley Manu- facturing Company.
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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.