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
Table of Illustrations

William E. Bradley

The subject of this sketch was born February 22, 1866, in Port Colborne, Ont., and completed his literary education in the public schools of that city in 1882. In the spring of 1883 he commenced tugging on the Sylvester Neelon as cook. In 1884 he went as fireman and deckhand on the tug Mary, and in 1885 shipped as fireman on the tug Hector, closing the season on the tug Inez.

In the spring of 1886 Mr. Bradley came to Buffalo and shipped as watchman on the steamer Grand Traverse, working that winter in M. Riter's boiler shop. In 1887 he fired on the tugs Dimmick, B. F. Bruce and Samson, and the following season was engaged in the same capacity on the tug E. C. Maytham when she went ashore at Dunkirk and sunk. During the winter he worked in the Union Shipyard on the steamer America. In 1889 he shipped on the tug S. W. Gee, and during the winter was occupied in transferring the boiler from the steamer Aurora into the Newburgh. The following season he fired on the tug James Adams, passing the winter months in the machine shop of Whitman & Co., and in 1891 opened the season on the tug O. W. Cheney, finishing as oiler on the passenger steamer Pilgrim. That fall he was appointed chief engineer on the steamyacht Vision, which he took to New York City by way of the Erie canal. In the spring of 1892 he was appointed chief engineer of the excursion Oclemena of Sodus Point, finishing the season on the Alexander H. Sloan, and in the winter he again took the Vision to New York City. Returning to Buffalo in the spring of 1893, he was appointed chief engineer of the excursion steamer Pilgrim, remaining on her also for the following season. In 1895 he took the tug F. L. Bapst, the first compound tug in Buffalo, owned by Carroll Bros., and in the fall he went on the steamer E. P. Wilbur, of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, as third engineer. During the season of 1896 he took the tug E. C. Shafer, and during the winter months ran a pumping engine for the Donnelly Contracting Company, who were engaged in lowering the bed of the Erie canal. Mr. Bradley is a member of the Buffalo Harbor Tug Pilots Association, and has seven issues of engineer's license.

On November 28, 1893, Mr. Bradley was wedded to Miss Mary A. Flynn, of Buffalo, and three children, George, Mary and Loretta, have been born to their union. The family residence is at No. 331 Oak street, Buffalo, New York.


Previous    Next

Return to Home Port

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.