Captain Duncan McLachlan
Captain Duncan McLachlan, an older brother of Malcolm McLachlan, was born in Argyleshire, Scotland, and came with his family to America in 1869, locating in Watford, Ontario, where the parents still reside. In this country he was first employed on sailing vessels, his first experience with steamboats being acquired on the Concord, running between Saginaw and Cleveland. The following year he was second mate on the Superior, and then for several years served on different barges until he became connected with the City of Detroit, now the City of Straits, where for two years he was lookout. Subsequently he commanded the Evening Star, the Idlewild and the Greyhound, returning from the last-named to the City of the Straits, of which he has now been master for fifteen seasons. He is one of the most popular captains with the Detroit & Cleveland line, and makes his home in Detroit. He holds membership in the Masonic fraternity.
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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.