Captain Thomas Judge
Captain Thomas Judge was born in Cleveland, Ohio, September 2, 1852, and acquired his education in the public schools of his native city. In 1874, at the age of twenty-two years, he shipped on the Galena, remaining on her one season as seaman, and the following year served on the W.R. Clinton. In 1876 he shipped on the steamer Keweenaw, on which he remained four seasons. In the spring of 1880 he was made second mate of the steamer Pacific, holding that berth over two seasons; in 1882 he transferred to the steamer Arctic, and in 1883 he was second mate of the Japan. In 1884-85 he sailed as second mate of the Badger State, and in 1886 of the Empire State, finishing the season as mate. In 1887-88 he was mate on the steamer Nyack, and in 1889 he became captain of the Avon. In 1890 Captain Judge was appointed to the office of master of the steamer Nyack, which he sailed two seasons. In 1892 he sailed the steamyacht Whisper, owned by the Birge Brothers, of Buffalo, and the following season shipped on the Thomas Wilson, but finished the season on the monitor barge No. 117. In 1894 he went as mate of the steamer Owego; in 1895 as mate of the E. C. Pope, and in 1896-97-98 as mate of the steamer Northern Queen, laying up with his boat at the close of navigation in Buffalo creek. He has seventeen issues of license.
Captain Judge was married in 1891 to Miss Mary E. Todd, of Buffalo, and they have two children, Josephine and Walter. The family residence is at 256 Cedar street, Buffalo, N. Y. Captain Judge is a member of the C. M. B. A. of 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.