Captain Frank Miner
Captain Frank Miner, of Detroit, Mich., whose father, Capt. John Miner, is a well- known Detroit vesselman, was born in Detroit in the year 1862. He received his education in the schools of that city, before going on the lakes.
Captain Miner spent about sixteen years on the Great Lakes, during the last seven of which he held master's papers. He first began as watchman on tug boats and after several seasons rose to the position of mate. Captain Miner was mate of the propeller Benton and Mills, and then took command of the barge Worthington, which he sailed during two seasons. He was master of the steam barge Empire, the season after he left the Worthington, and then took command of the Annabell Wilson, on which he remained four seasons. He then left the lakes, and went into the electrical supply business in Detroit, in which he has continued for the past five years.
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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.