Table of Contents

Title Page
James Falconer
John T. Farnham
Herbert Hamilton Farr
Henry C. Farrell
William M. Farrell
Charles K. Farmer
Louis Feesler
A. Fell
William G. Fell
Harrison A. Fellows
James S. Felt
Frank Ferguson
Captain James Ferguson
John Ferguson
Charles Fero
Engineer William Fetting
Captain H. M. Fick
Robert H. Field
Captain Robert S. Field
Captain Kenneth Finlayson
John Finley
Captain Patrick Finn Shields, Catherine (Wife Of Captain Patrick Finn)
Captain James Finegan
Peter Finney
Captain William Firby
Captain William Fisher
Captain John C. Fisk
Captain Amza L. Fitch
Charles A. Fitts
Martin J. Fleming
Robert Flemming
Ray Flint
George Fogg
Captain M. Folan
Captain John Foley
Captain John Foley
Captain Frank Forbes
Captain George Ford
John Ford
Captain Alfred Forrest
J. H. Forrester
Captain Amos P. Foster
Captain John Foster
Captain F. Fountain
Aloysius R. Fox
Captain William G. Fox
Irvin A. Francombe
John A. Francombe
Rev. Benjamin Frankland
Captain William Ellsworth Franklin
A. B. Fraser
Joseph Frawley
Frank D. Fredericks
William And Robert Freeland
George F. Freitas
George Fritsche
George J. Fuhrmann
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Joseph Frawley

Joseph Frawley was born in Buffalo, N. Y., April 27, 1856. His first employment was as rivet-heater in the Shepard Iron Works, in his native city. Preferring the freer life of a sailor, however, he shipped on the schooner Frank Perew in July, 1871, with Capt. Charles Gale, of Sonora, Ontario. Alternating between steam and sailing craft on the lakes until 1878, he sailed in that year for the west coast of Africa on the bark Fantee, returning to Buffalo nineteen months afterward, and serving in the fire department of the city during the years of 1881-82-83. From 1884 to 1890 Mr. Frawley was successively wheelsman, second mate, and mate of the boats of the Western Steamship Company and first mate on the Owego. In 1894 he was made captain of the New York, but returned as first mate of the Owego in 1896, and in same year went as master of the H. J. Jewett.

Shipwreck for him occurred but twice in his career - once when the schooner Chamberlain was blown ashore two miles east of Cleveland piers, December 1, 1874, and again while he was mate of the Buffalo at the time she went ashore at Milwaukee in 1889. On this occasion he went ashore in the breeches-buoy to carry the report to the company's agent.

In 1890 Mr. Frawley was married to Miss Mary Carroll, of Buffalo, and their home is blessed with two bright children: Alice and Joseph. The family residence is at No. 382 Perry Street, Buffalo, New York.


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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.