M. McAuliffe was born at St. Johns, Mich., thirty-three years ago. He was one of twelve children born to Charles and Mary (Collins) McAuliffe, natives of County Limerick, Ireland, who emigrated to the United States in the early 'fifties.
The subject of this sketch was engaged on his parents' farm until about eighteen years of age, and in 1888 started steamboating as oiler on the City of Alpena. After a year and a half in that employment he went onto the William H. Wolf, on which he remained a season as oiler, and the following season was in the E. P. Weed in a like capacity. The next season he went as second engineer of the Fedora, which berth he held for six consecutive seasons.
Mr. McAuliffe is a member of Local Harbor No. 57, M. E. B. A., also of the Knights of Pythias, Lodge No. 1, of Owosso, Mich., and of Shiwasso Lodge, Division No. 1, A. O. H. He is a single man, and resides with his parents at Owosso, Michigan.
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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.