Captain S. R. Hindle
Captain S.R. Hindle, of Detroit, Mich., who during the season of 1896 commanded the yacht Grace, owned by the Detroit Boat Works, has been on the lakes nearly a quarter of a century, during which time he has served on many different vessels, and has risen from the lowest to the very highest position. He was born in 1859, in Grand Rapids, Mich., where he was reared, and he attended the public-schools. He was later employed there in the Michigan barrel factory, leaving which he came to Detroit where he has since resided. In the spring of 1876 he began to sail, starting in as forecastle boy, and he worked his way up rapidly, having now for a long time been master of his own vessel. Captain Hindle has been on steamboats during all his experience on the lakes. He commanded the tug Dexter for three seasons, was with the Ward line nine seasons, and with John R. Gillett's tug line eight seasons. He has had wide experience with lake craft, and is well known among vesselmen.
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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.