Captain Samuel Moore
Captain Samuel Moore has during his thirty-five years' experience on the Great Lakes made an enviable record, for in all the time he has been in command of vessels he has never lost one, and has never even had an accident on board his boats. There are few who have spent such a length of time on the lakes that can look back without regretting some accident which might have been avoided by a little foresight. Captain Moore was born in Oswego, N.Y., in the year 1840, and after receiving his education decided to follow the water. He sailed before the mast several seasons, and then served about three years on the police force of his native town, after which he resumed his chosen calling, obtaining a berth as mate. After a couple of seasons he was given a command of his own, and he has sailed the S. J. Hawley, Bermuda, Orient, George Goble, Eurick, Delaware, Dashing Wave, Actston, Grace Whitney, Mount Hawk, Glad Tidings, India, Monteagle and Rising Star. He was in the employ of one firm - Whitney's - for thirteen years. Captain Moore has resided in Detroit for about thirty years, during eight of which he has been on the police and detective force of that city. He went back to his old employment, however, and is still serving as master. The Captain was married soon after coming to Detroit; he has no children.
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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.