Grosvenor Haig is the son of Adam Haig, one of the oldest and best-known engineers in the lake science, and was born in Buffalo, N.Y., December 21, 1864. During his boyhood he attended the public schools of his native city, and he began his life on the lakes in 1886, as oiler in the propeller A.P. Wright, in which vessel he sailed as such for four years. He then shipped on the propeller John B. Lyon, and served on her for one season, when he obtained his papers as second engineer, continuing in that capacity on the same boat for the season of 1891. In 1893 he shipped as second engineer of the propeller Robert A. Packer, from which time up to the present he has served as engineer of the propeller Charles W. Bradley. Mr. Haig is unmarried, and resides with his father at No. 229 Plymouth avenue, Buffalo.
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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.