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Title Page
J. L. Gabrian
Captain Anthony G. Gallagher
Captain Alexander P. Gallino
William Galt
Captain Charles B. Galton
Captain Fred D. Galton
John H. Galwey
Hon. George W. Gardner
Captain Thomas Garner
Hiram Garretson
Edward F. W. Gaskin
Frank R. Gebhard
Lawrence G. Gebhard
Captain Nicholas Gebhard
William Geisler
Captain Vincent Gerard
William J. Gervin
A. C. Getchell
A. W. Getchell
George Gibson
Captain James Gibson
John Gibson
Captain Abner G. Gilbert
J. H. Gilbo
Samuel R. Gill
W. C. D. Gillespie
Captain John Gillis
Captain George D. Gillson
Captain Peter J. Girard
Captain Cos. A. Giroux
Captain John R. Glover
Walter Charles Goddard
Captain Samuel Golden
Captain F. A. Goodell
Captain A. E. Goodrich
Charles C. Goodwin
Captain Charles C. Goodwin
William H. Goodwin
F. P. Gordon
Edward J. Gorie
Captain Joseph Gorman
Peter J. Gorman
Harvey D. Goulder
James D. Gow
Edmon A. Graham
Captain John Graham
John H. Graham
R. S. Grant
William Whitney Grant
Captain George L. Graser
Captain Carlton Graves
General John Card Graves
Robert Gray
Alfred A. Green
Andrew J. Green
Captain Frederick W. Green
Captain James H. Green
Captain Joseph M. Green
John William Greene
Alexander Greenhalge
Captain Ben Gregory
J. N. Gregory
Captain Thomas Gregory
John N. Gretzinger
Captain William H. Griffin
George A. Grubb
Captain Stephen B. Grummond
Captain Gabriel Gunderson
Captain Martin A. Gunderson
Captain George Gutcher
Captain William B. Guyles
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William Geisler

William Geisler, a young engineer of good report who has passed the greater part of his marine life on southern rivers and bayous, came to the lakes in 1897, with Capt. C. W. Moore, of Saugatuck, Mich. He is the son of William A. and Matilda Geisler, and was born October 16, 1871, in the city of Berwick, La., where he acquired his public school education. In the spring of 1887 he shipped as fireman on the steamer Louisa Storm, plying between Berwick and Morgan City, on Vermilion Bay, holding that berth two years. After passing a year before the mast on the schooner Lydia, trading to Galveston, Texas, he returned to steamboat life, serving on the stern-wheel steamers Lone Star, Bernie Holmes and Oscar G., until 1894, when he took out marine engineer's license at New Orleans and was appointed to the Millie L., a former lake craft, then plying on the Atchafalia river between Morgan City and Catawaba, La. He retained that berth two years, and in 1896 became engineer of the tug Leah, which he ran until she foundered, the following season. In June, 1898, Mr. Geisler came to Saugatuck, Mich., and was made second engineer of the new steamer J. S. Crouse, plying in the fruit trade between Saugatuck, Douglas and Milwaukee. He has four issues of marine engineer's license.

Mr. Geisler makes his home with his mother, who is still living in Berwick, La. His father died when he was seven years of age.


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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.