William T. McCullagh
Mr. McCullagh's first experience in sailing was on the well-known tug Sweepstakes in the year 1879, and the next year he shipped on the steamer Mary Pringle, after which he was on the Winslow and the Arctic. During the years 1884-85-86 he was railroading, and for the season of 1887 was wheelsman of the steamer Oceanica. In 1888 he began the season as wheelsman of the steamer Kasota, but finished it in the same capacity on the passenger steamer Japan. The next season he was wheelsman on the Lackawanna. In the spring of 1890 he took out his papers and shipped on the steamer Brazil, remaining that season, and in 1891 entered the employ of the Northern Steamship Company as second mate of the steamer North Wind, holding that position until the close of the season of 1896, when he laid up with his boat in the harbor at Buffalo. At the opening of navigation in 1897 he again assumed the berth of mate of the North Wind. Mr. McCullagh, who, it will be seen, is a pilot of the first class, is an ardent member of the American Association of Masters and Pilots.
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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.