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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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Henry Braund

Henry Braund, although not engaged in marine work at the present time, has spent many years of his life in that employment, and during his more active years was well known as an engineer thoroughly competent in all the different branches of his work. He was born, September 15, 1838, at Plymouth, England, son of Samuel and Mary Ann (Lucome) Braund who died in 1871 and 1842, respectively. Henry Braund spent the first five years of his life in his native place, and came to America with the rest of the family, who settled in Dunnville, Ont., for two seasons. They then removed to Whitby, Ont., and there lived for ten years. Henry, meanwhile beginning work by going on a farm. Not being adapted to this occupation he did not remain long and soon entered a shop at St. Catharines, where he served four years to the machinist's trade. Upon leaving this place he entered the railroad shops and, after two and a half years employment there, returned to Yale's foundry, where he had first been, to remain, however, only a short time. He then entered G. N. Ollie's Marine Engine Works, where for five year he was engaged in building engines for the Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, City of London, Dominion, Sir L. Tilley, Prussia, Europe, Argyle, Ocean, Scotia and several others. He spent the season 1862 on lake tugs running on all the lakes but Superior, and the next year acted as engineer of the steamer Dominion. During the seasons closely following he served as engineer on the Europe, Florence, Sovereign, Alma Munro and Armenia, remained on shore one year, and then returned for one season to the Dominion. The following year he entered the shop and built the engines for the steamer Sir L. Tilley, upon which he sailed from 1883 until 1894, and he has not sailed since he came off this boat, having found other employment in Detroit.

Mr. Braund was married, December 18, 1860, to Miss Martha Hastings, of St. Catherines, and they have six children: Samuel, a marine engineer; William, who also follows marine life; Jane, the wife of Alfred Mann, of Detroit; Thomas, who is a marine man; James, a machinist, and Clara, who is attending school. Mr. Braund is a member of the Masonic Order and the Ancient Order of United Workmen.


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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.