Captain Frederick E. Hale
Captain Frederick E. Hale, who was in charge of an excursion boat in the Cleveland Euclid Beach Park line during 1896, was born in Fairport, Ohio, in 1855, his father being Isaac Hale, a ship-carpenter. He attended school until he was seventeen years of age, and then commenced sailing in the schooner Saginaw. Then he was wheelsman of the tug Anna Dobbins for two years, and of the tug Constitution for one year, second mate of the steamer E.B. Hale several years, mate of the Egyptian three years, mate of the Superior two years, mate of the Whitmore one year, of the Tacoma one year, and of the Packer one year. Then he was mate of the Kershaw several years, becoming master of the Italia and sailing her for two years afterward. Next he sailed the Schuylkill and Japan, of the Anchor line, one year each, the excursion steamer Idle Hour, at Buffalo, one year, and the excursion boat Riverside one year. He spent many seasons sailing tugs, among them being the Selah Chamberlin, Mary Virginia, Charles Henry, J.R. Sprankle, Marguerite, Chauncey A. Morgan and Lorenzo Dimmick. During 1896 he sailed the excursion steamer Duluth out of Cleveland.
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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.