Alexander Greenhalge, of Detroit, Mich., was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1869. His father was a marine engineer, but is now retired. Mr. Greenhalge has been eight years on the Great Lakes and has been on tugs for the most part, beginning his career in 1891 as fireman on the tug J. A. Warswick, of Cleveland. After two months he went firing on the tug Myrtie, and leaving her soon after finished the season on the tug Thompson. In the spring of 1892 he began firing on the tug Moore, of Toledo, on which he remained four months, transferring to the propeller St. Paul, on which he finished the season. During the season of 1893 he was firing on the tug Dexter, and he also spent four months of 1894 on that boat in the same capacity the remainder of the season being engaged as fireman on the dredge tug M. A. Knapp, of Racine, Wis.; he was retained on her during the whole season of 1895. In 1896 Mr. Greenhalge took out engineer's papers and ran the tug F. W. Gillett, of Marquette, for four months, the Dexter for two months, and the tug Washburn, of Detroit, one month.
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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.