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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James Scholes

James Scholes, the efficient superintendent for Samuel F. Hodge & Co., Detroit, Mich., was born October 21, 1836, in Lancashire, England, and at the age of eleven began work in the cotton factories there. Four years later he entered the foundry and machine shops of Walker & Hackins in the town of Berry, near Manchester. In 1857 Mr. Scholes came to America, intending to go to Chicago, and had, indeed, purchased his ticket for that point, but on looking out of the car window at Detroit he saw an old-country acquaintance and left the train. Soon he found employment in the Great Western roundhouse in Windsor, and later crossing the Detroit river secured work at the Detroit Locomotive Works, corner of Third and Congress streets, where the Buhl stamping works are now located. He also worked for James Flower & Co. for a time, but during the early part of the Civil war was back again in Windsor at his old place in the roundhouse. In 1863, returning to Detroit, he began work at the bench in the machine shop of Cowie, Hodge & Co., the immediate predecessors of Samuel F. Hodge, and with the exception of four years spent at the Frontier Iron Works. Mr. Scholes has been employed in the Hodge shops ever since, at present holding the responsible position of general superintendent of that establishment. He is a careful, painstaking man, thoroughly conversant with the duties of his position and fully commands the respect and confidence of his employers. A large proportion of the great engines turned out by the company have been constructed under his immediate direction, and no small share of the success attending the business of this large manufacturing institution has been due to his advice and care.


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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.