Clarence Pomeroy was born in 1864 in Painesville, Ohio, the son of a successful steamboat captain and vessel owner, Capt. Phineas Pomeroy, and early decided to follow the water. He began by sailing at the age of fifteen years, his first experience being on the tug Buffalo, at Bay City, on which he was fireman. After three years he became engineer of the tug Annie, since which time he has been chief engineer of many tugs as well as larger craft. Among these may be named the tugs Brown, Abbott, Music and Record; the steamers Spokane, Vienna and Powers; the fishing steamer Harrow; the tugs Campbell, Gregory, Tom Mason and Cushing, and the steamers William Cowie and Belle Cross.
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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.