Captain W. McCullouch
Captain W. McCullouch, of Detroit, Mich., was born October 10, 1861, at St. Catharines, Ontario, and lived at that place until he was one year old, when his parents removed to Port Huron, Mich., and where he grew to manhood. He is the son of Robert and Christina (Ferguson) McCullouch, natives of Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, respectively, the former of whom was a ship carpenter all his life; he died July 15, 1885, the mother on February 20, 1892.
Captain McCullouch serves a double mission in marine work, for besides being owner and vessel master, he is a diver and spends the greater part of his time in business necessitating that work. At the early age of eleven years he began sailor's life by shipping on the schooner Christina, built by his father and running out of Port Huron, upon which he acted as cook. He then went on the Sweden, before the mast and for several seasons served in that capacity on the schooners running between Buffalo and Chicago, and afterward entering the employ of the Cosat Wrecking Company, of New York. He spent two seasons on the steamer Rescue and then bought the Rosella, which he sailed for four seasons. When he sold this boat he built the scow L. B. Forester, on which he has now been for nine seasons, engaged in the wrecking business. Captain McCullouch was married on June 6, 1892, to Miss Minnie Flanagan, of Port Huron.
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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.