A. G. Haig
A.G. Haig, chief engineer on the Corsica, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, April 7, 1865, but when only two years old was taken by his parents, Thomas and Jane (Graham) Haig, to Monroe Center, the same State, where he still makes his home. The father is a native of Scotland, and on coming to America at the age of eighteen first located in Cleveland. He has spent the greater part of his life as a marine engineer, but is now living retired at Monroe Center. One of his sons, George Haig, is the present chief engineer on the Portage.
At the age of twenty, A.G. Haig began his sea-faring life by going on the Vienna as fireman, remaining thereon one season, and then served in the same capacity on the S.E. Sheldon the following season. The next year he was oiler on the Corona and later on the A.P. Wright, after which he was second engineer on the Nahant, Cambria and Matoa for some years. In 1895 he was chief engineer on the Cambria, and the following year became con- nected with the Corsica, where he has since served in the same capacity. Socially he is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
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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.