Table of Contents

Title Page
Captain Edward Babcock
Captain George Francis Babcock
W. I. Babcock
Frederick A. Bailey
Captain Joshua Bailey
Captain Robert N. Bailey
Captain Thomas J. Bailey
Captain A. J. Bain
Captain Isaac Guilbert Bain
Captain Edward J. Baker
Captain C. R. Baker
Captain J. Baker
James W. Baker
J. A. Baldwin
Captain T.G. Baldwin
Horatio F. Bangs
Captain G. C. Barnes
William C. Barr
Captain John Barrow
Fred B. Barrows
Captain John L. Bartlett
Peter D. Bauld
William Baumert
James W. Beach
Oscar M. Beach
Charles Beatty
Richard Beaubien
Henry Beck
William G. Beckbissinger
Captain Daniel M. Becker
G. W. Beers
Thurman E. Beers
Harvey C. Beeson
David Bell
George M. Belloir
Captain W. H. Beltz
Captain Charles E. Benham
Captain W. P. Benham
D. C. Bennett
J. C. Bennett
James Bennett
Captain Fred G. Benson
Captain John G. Betke
Captain John M. Beverly
C. F. Bielman
Frank Bingham
A. D. Birdsall
W. E. Bishop
William H. Bishop
David A. Black
William A. Black
James B. Blair
Edward R. Blanchard
Joseph R. Blanchette
H. J. Blaney
C. Blauvelt
Robert S. Blauvelt
Henry Bloecker
Captain David Blom
Captain Frank Bloom
Charles A. Bloomer
Thomas J. Bluett
Adam G. Bohland
Captain George Bohn
George M. Bohnert
Captain David Bordeaux
Henry Born
Captain William A. Boswell
Captain Benjamin Boutell
Captain Thomas T. Boyd
Captain P. Boylan
George A. Brabant
George L. Brackett
Captain Thomas J. Brady
Fred A. Bradley
William E. Bradley
M. E. Brady
William Brake
Henry Braund
Samuel H. Braund
Patrick Brennan
Captain Julius Brett
Hiram Philip R. Brey
Captain John Bridge
Thomas W. Bristow
Engineer Peter Britz
John Broderick
J. P. Brogan
Captain Charles T. Bronson
Captain George E. Brooks
James William Brooks
Captain R. H. Brooks
Captain A. J. Brown
Alexander A. Brown
Capt. C. W. Brown
Captain Charles T. Brown
Charles W. Brown
Captain Frank H. Brown
Captain George H. Brown
Captain James E. Brown
Captain John Brown
Nelson Brown
Willis Brown
Hugh Buchanan
James Buchanan
Daniel Buie
Captain Dugald Buie
Henry Bullard
William Bullock
Captain Thaddeus F. Burbank
Henry B. Burger
James V. Burke
Captain William C. Burnett
William Ritchie Burnett
David Burns
Captain George C. Burns
M. J. Burns
Captain Riley M. Burrington
Captain F. O. Burrows
A. E. Bury
Captain Thomas Bury
Charles W. Butler
E. D. Butler
Captain F. G. Butlin
John Butterworth
Corey H. Buzzard
Irvin G. Buzzard
Captain Robert L. Byers
Captain James Byers
James T. Byers
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J. C. Bennett

J.C. Bennett is a marine engineer of great promise, for he pays close attention to his business, and has always managed to employ his winters at work in the machine shops until recently, when he became a solicitor for the New York Life Insurance Company as employment for his spare hours. He was born in Buffalo October 28, 1860, his parents being D.C. and Harriet (Walker) Bennett, the former a marine engineer. He has three brothers, Alva L. (who is an engineer), Daniel C., Jr., and Edwin, and one sister, Lillian M. Mr. Bennett's lake career was begun in 1874, as fireman on the tug Mystic, in which position he gave good satisfaction, and continued through 1875 and 1876. In 1877 he was given charge of the engine of the steamyacht Ina, plying between Middle Bass and Put-in-Bay; in 1878 he ran the barge Norma, running from Sandusky to Put-in- Bay island and vicinity, and in 1879 he was second engineer of the barge Colona. In 1880 he took charge of the engine of the side-wheeler R.B. Hayes, and ran her so well that he was retained for 1881. That winter he took charge of a stationary engine ashore, and like the work so well that he kept it through 1882 and 1883. The next season he ran the engine for the little Red Jacket, a local steamer running out of Sandusky, and for the season of 1885 he had charge of the engine of the tug Mystic. In the winter following he assumed management of the heating plant of a Sandusky hotel, and in the spring of 1887 he came to Detroit and took the position of second engineer of the tug Gladiator. He began the season of 1888 as second on the Don M. Dickinson, after a short time being promoted to chief of that boat, and the next season he served as chief of the William A. Moore; during 1890 he ran the engine of the Winslow, all of these boats being in Grummond's line. The seasons of 1891 and 1892 Mr. Bennett put in as chief of the Maggie Duncan, and that of 1893 as chief of the steamer Ionia, since when he has served as chief of the steamer Chauncey Hurlburt to the satisfaction of both owners and masters.

Mr. Bennett was married in 1886, at Sandusky, Ohio, to Miss Celia Bernhardt, and they have one son, named Gordon C. Fraternally Mr. Bennett is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association and the Red 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.