Clarence L. Parker
Clarence L. Parker has only been employed as a vessel agent since 1896, but he has spent several years in lumbering, shipping and general marine work, so that his knowledge in that line is ripe, notwithstanding he is still a young man. Mr. Parker was born February 14, 1870, at Hallsport, N. Y., and came to Au Sable, Mich., in 1880, soon afterward finding employment there at tallying lumber. After four years he became inspector, continuing for two years in that position, after which he opened a lumber-shipping and inspecting business in his own name. In 1891 bought an interest in the Richard Martini, which runs from Lake Huron and Georgian Bay ports, and he has retained it up to the present time. Being so closely connected with this line of work he established the vessel agency in 1896, now handling several schooners and barges.
Mr. Parker was married December 23, 1891, to Miss Anna E. Forsyth, of Hallsport, N. Y. Their only child, Norma E., was born in 1895. Mr. Parker is the son of Lorenzo D. and Mary E. (Van Stan) Parker, natives of New York State, the former of whom died in 1874; the latter resides in Detroit.
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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.