Horatio F. Bangs
Horatio F. Bangs is the only son of Horatio E. and Susan (Flagg) Bangs, natives of the State of Ohio. The father, who died about ten years ago, was formerly a prominent and wealthy grain merchant of Toledo, Ohio. There is also a daughter named Sarah.
Horatio F. Bangs was born at Toledo, October 13, 1873, and attended the public school of that place until 1887; the following year he took the finishing course at the Toledo Business College, then began tugging, firing for three years on various tugs about Chicago, after which he commenced steamboating, oiling on the Owego for one season. He fitted her out next spring, and shipped on the Yuma, on which he was oiler for two months, the balance of the season serving on the Marina. In 1893 he filled a like position on the Arthur L. Orr for seven months, and after she was laid up finished the season on the Thomas W. Palmer. He received his first issue of license in 1894, and was appointed second engineer on the Lewiston, putting in that season on her, and the following ones on the Elphenmere, and John Pridgeon, Jr. For the season of 1897 he was second engineer to Al Stewart, of the Northern Queen. Mr. Bangs holds three issues of license. Socially, he is a member of Local Harbor No. 1, M. E. B. A., is unmarried and makes his home at No. 168 Glenwood Avenue, in Buffalo, New York.
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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.