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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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Fred A. Bradley

Fred A. Bradley, a young officer of good report, resides at No. 125 Swan street, Buffalo. He was born December 21, 1861, in Innisville, Canada, and in 1864 removed with his parents to Au Gres, Mich., where he lived for twenty-six years. He has since been a resident of Buffalo.

During his boyhood Mr. Bradley attended the public schools, and in the spring of 1882, soon after leaving school, he commenced sailing. He was deckhand on the tug Emerald ten days, on the steamer Siberia four days, and then commenced wheeling on the tug Williams, receiving $1.50 per day; later in the same season he was on the river tug P. Smith. In 1883 he shipped as wheelsman on the tug Mockingbird, finishing the season as lookout and wheelsman on the propeller Philadelphia. In 1884 he was engaged in wheeling on the steamers W. R. Stafford, D. C. Whitney and C. F. Curtis, and in 1885 he served in the same capacity on the steamers P. H. Birckhead, J. F. Eddy and Hecla. During 1886 he was wheelsman on the steamer W. A. Avery, tug E. M. Smith and steamer Roumania, respectively. In the following season (1887) he was employed as watchman on the steamers Kalyuga, R. P. Flower and J. C. Gilchrist. In 1888 and 1889 he remained ashore as agent for John McLennon & Son, of Bay City, Mich., looking after logs, and in 1890 again became wheelsman, spending the season on the tug Seagull and the steamers John Mitchell and Matoa. During 1891 he was acting second mate, in the early part of the season, on the steamer F. R. Buell, afterward worked for a time as wheelsman on the steamer Helena, and in the latter part of the season got out his papers and became second mate of the steamer Oceanica. In 1892 he was second mate on the steamers Oceanica, Saranac and Tom Adams, finishing the season as mate of the Saranac. He was engaged as such until 1897. In 1893 he was on the steamer M. T. Green; in 1894 on the steamers Idlehour, Caledonia, and Mahoning; in 1895 on the Mahoning, closing the season as pilot of the steam yacht Sapphire; in 1896 he went as mate of the steamers Sacramento and Pasadena. In 1897 he was captain of the steamer St. Joseph, from Oswego to Toronto, until the 30th of June, and then took position of mate of steamer Henry Chisholm, finishing the season. A more temperate man than Mr. Bradley would be hard to find. He has never drunk a drop of liquor, nor used tobacco in any form, and it is needless to dwell upon the value of such habits, especially for one in his vocation.

Mr. Bradley is a member of Hiram Lodge No. 105, F. & A. M., of Buffalo, and of Buffalo Chapter No. 71, R. A. M., and of Buffalo Council No. 17, R. S. M..


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Some of the transcription work was also done by Brendon Baillod, who maintains an excellent guide to Great Lakes Shipwreck Research.