Captain Frederick W. Green
Captain Frederick W. Green (deceased) was born in the State of Minnesota, in 1858. His father was Capt. Charles H. Green, who sailed on salt water twenty-eight years and commanded many vessels. His maternal grandfather, Capt. Walter Joss, was also a seafaring man. He sailed ocean ships, and his sons were all sailors, and his daughters married sailors. Our subject's father was born at Frankfort-on-the-Main, Germany, in 1828, and is now living in retirement at Duluth, Minn. His father died in Carthagena, Spain, and is buried there. Both served through the Crimean War in the British navy.
Capt. Fred W. Green commenced sailing on the lakes in 1871. Previous to that time he had made two voyages with his father in the full-rigged ship Clutha, and the brig Lady Cecilia, visiting the greater part of Europe and spending about two years away from home. The first vessel he sailed in was the propeller Arctic, on which he went as porter. The next season he was with the propeller Norman, and he remained with this line for seven years. Then he was with the Joseph L. Hurd and the Manistee for five years, at the end of this period securing master's papers and sailing the tug Amethyst at Duluth the following season. He commanded the tug Rambler at Duluth one season, and then the tug Nellie Cotton for two seasons. He sailed the propeller Hunter three seasons, the tug T. H. Camp one season, the passenger steamers S. B. Barker and Ossifrage, one year each. He was master of the propeller Isle Royale, the barge H. Morrison, and the tug Vernon, in turn, after which he entered the employ of the American Steam Barge Company. He was mate of the steamer Colgate Hoyt and A. D. Thompson, and then master of the whaleback tow barges Nos. 126 and 129. On October 19, 1897, at Ashland, Wis., Captain Green was killed on barge No. 129, and his remains rest in Monroe street cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1881 Captain Green married Miss Ellen Haugen, of Duluth. Their children are Clifford Marr, Fred W. Jr., Ellen Watson, Harriet and Stanley. The Captain was a member of the K. O. T. M. and the I. O. O.F. of Duluth. The family reside at 1975 Lorain Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
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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.