Frank H. Myers
Frank H. Myers was born December 25, 1855, at Port Huron, Mich., son of James and Marilla (Pettis) Myers, both of whom were natives of New York State. They died November 23, 1888, and August 23, 1888, respectively. The father spent about forty years of his life as a marine engineer on the lakes, and was with the Ward line for twenty years.
In early childhood Frank H. Myers removed with the family to Detroit, and thence to Alpena, at the schools of which places he received his education. At an early age he manifested a desire to follow the life of a sailor, and in the summer season of his twelfth year went on the schooner Erastus Corning as boy. The seasons following until he was eighteen years of age were spent on different schooners, and he then went on the steamer Concord as oiler, remaining on her the greater part of a season. Proceeding to Alpena he was there employed as engineer on several tugs, among which were the T.R. Merrill, E.H. Miller and George M. Brady, and at this place he remained two years, after which he came on the H.B. Tuttle for a season as chief. The next two seasons he served as chief on the Republic, now the Marquette, and the Business, and the following year went on the Fayette Brown as second engineer, holding this berth in the Henry Chisholm, Republic, Frank L. Vance, Colonial, Alva, Spokane and Norman, and transferring to the Griffin in 1896.
Mr. Myers was married, May 4, 1878, to Miss Nettie Newman, of East Saginaw, and they have two children, Clara and John, both of whom are in school. Fraternally he is a member of the I.O.O.F. and the Royal Arcanum.
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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.