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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Captain Thomas T. Boyd

Captain Thomas T. Boyd, master of the tug W. L. Scott, and part owner of the Erie Tug line since the year 1890, is known by every marine man running into the port of Erie, at which place he has been a tug man since 1868.

The Captain is a son of Jeffrey and Marie (Cummings) Boyd, who were natives of Ireland, where he was born April 14, 1848, and a year after the family emigrated to this country, locating at Erie, Penn. Here he was brought up and attended school. When about sixteen years of age he shipped as boy on the schooner Citizen, on which boat he remained three years, his next employment being at the coal docks in Erie, where his father was and had been engaged ever since settling at that place. In 1869, after spending about three years in the employ of General Reed, who owned the docks, he began tugging on the Tillinghast, and subsequently was master of the tugs Mary A. Green, Dragon, Tom Dole, Annie P. Dorr and Thomas Thompson. This service extended up to the year 1890, when he purchased the aforementioned interest in the Erie Tug line, and took command of the W. L. Scott, which he has run ever since. He has had twenty-four issues of license. It will be noticed that Captain Boyd is what is commonly termed a self-made man, working himself up from a humble position to the prominent place he now holds. Associated with him in the tug line are William H. Hill of Erie, and Captain Thompson and James Ash of Buffalo.

Captain Boyd was married, at Erie, in 1871, to Miss Mary G. Golden, of that place, and they have eight children, four sons and four daughters, one of the sons, Thomas J. Jr., being the father's engineer on the W. L. Scott. They reside at No. 364 Short street, corner of Chestnut, Erie, Pennsylvania.

Socially, the Captain is a member of the M. E. B. A., Branch No. 25, of Erie.


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Volume I

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.