Table of Contents

Title Page
Captain H. L. Sanders
Captain C. M. Saph
Captain James M. Saunders
Captain H. L. Savage
Captain Henry Savage
John R. Schiebel
Captain Phillip Schied
Herman E. Schmidt
William Schoeman
James Scholes
L. Schreiber
William Schumaker
Captain Syd. Scott
C. L. Scoville
Frank Seiler
Captain Willett A. Session
Captain Joseph Shackett
Captain Harry L. Shaw
Samuel Shaw
Captain Charles P. Sherbno
Captain James Sheils
Captain A. M. Shephard
Thomas W. Sheriffs
Charles S. Shriver
Captain Seymour Shriver
Captain David Sidney
John L. Simmons
Thomas G. Simmons
Captain Cyrus Sinclair
John Skelly
Captain James A. Skiffington
Captain William G. Slackford
Edward Slater
William J. Slater
Captain Thomas Slattery
L. Sleno
Samuel M. Sloan
Captain E. Smades
Captain A. C. Smith
Abram Smith
Charles E. Smith
Edgar J. Smith
F. B. Smith
Frank A. Smith
Captain George W. Smith
John Smith
John H. Smith
Captain Joseph F. Smith
Captain P. Smith
Captain P. C. Smith
Samuel Smith
Captain William H. Smith
Captain James Snow
J.O. Snyder
Oliver J. Soleau
Captain William H. Solmes
John B. Souter
Louis Souter
James A. Southgate
George J. Spaulding
Captain E. P. Spear
James Spears
James Speir
C. E. Stacy
Alick J. Staley
Captain Daniel H. Stalker
Captain John W. Stalker
Captain Frederick C. Starke
Frank Steadley
Captain Francis M. Stenton
Captain Vere S. Stenton
E. A. Stephenson
Captain William Lyman Stevens
Alexander T. Stewart
David P. Stewart
Douglass H. Stewart
Captain James P. Stewart
Captain John Stewart
Captain John A. Stewart
Captain John N. Stewart
Captain Charles H. Stickney
John Stoalder
Captain Henry W. Stone
Captain John Stone
Captain Marshall Stone
Dennis Strulb
John A. Styninger
Lafayette S. Sullivan
Captain John Dean Sullivan
Captain Robert H. Sunderland
Captain Edward W. Sutton
Joseph F. Sutton
William Sutton
Captain David Sylvester
Captain Solomon Sylvester
Captain George A. Symes
Captain James B. Symes
William J. Swain
The Swain Wrecking Company
Captain Charles M. Swartwood
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Captain James M. Saunders

Captain James M. Saunders is the son of Capt. John and Eliza B. (McQuoid) Saunders, and was born March 2, 1861, in Kingston, Ontario. He attended the public schools and worked on his father's farm until he reached the age of eighteen years.

One bright spring day of 1879 our subject went down to Kingston and shipped on the barge William McGregor as seaman. He enjoyed this berth to such an extent that he remained on the barge six years, the last year being advanced to the position of second mate. In August of the season of 1885 he shipped on the new barge Susan E. Peck as second mate, and the following season of 1886 was appointed mate of her. In 1887 he went as mate of the barge Harvey Brown, following this service during the season of 1888 as second mate on the steamer Forest City. In the spring of 1889 he entered the employ of the Northern Steamship Company as wheelsman on the steamer North Wind, under Captain Waite. The following season he transferred to the North Star as second mate, and in 1891 was advanced to the position of mate of the same boat, which berth he held up to the close of navigation in 1896, laying up with his steamer in Buffalo Creek. For the season of 1897 he held the same position on the North Star, under Capt. William Thorn, of Detroit. In spring of 1898 he was appointed captain of the Northern King, of the same line.

In 1886 Captain Saunders was united in marriage, at Cape Vincent, to Miss Maud E. Howard, of Kingston, Ontario, and their children are Elma and Howard. The family residence is at No. 34 Laird avenue, Buffalo, N.Y. The Captain is one of the younger and most successful men of the line.


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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.