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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L. Schreiber

L. Schrieber, a finished machinist and boiler maker, whose marine life began in 1891, attained to the position of chief engineer in a comparatively short time, receiving his first license in 1897. He was born in Piqua, Ohio, on October 27, 1864, and is a son of Henry and Veronica (Miller) Schreiber, both of whom were born in Bavaria, Germany, and came to the United States in 1857, locating in Piqua, where the father went into business as a weaver. Lewis Schreiber also leared that trade, serving an apprenticeship in the felt mills of F. Gray & Co., with whom he remained eight years. In 1885 Mr. Schreiber went to Chicago and found employment in Mr. Mason's boiler shop, on North Clinton street, after about a year going to New York for a short time, and on his return to Chicago working in C. Pfeifer's boiler shop. Proceeding to Sacramento, Cal., he entered the employ of the Central Pacific Railway Company there. The next scene of his labor was Winslow, Ariz., where he worked in the Atlantic & Pacific railroad shops. He also passed some time in the Central Pacific shops at Eustice, Texas, building locomotive fire-box boilers. On again returning to Chicago he re-entered the employ of Mr. Mason. In the spring of 1891 Mr. Schreiber shipped as fireman on the steamer F. S. Butler, closing the season on the tug Robbie Dunham, and following with a season as fireman on the steamer Bob Teed. In the spring of 1893 he shipped as fireman on the tug L. P. Johnson, and in 1894 was prmoted to the berth of oiler on the steamer Northern Wave. After firing the next two seasons on the tug A. G. Van Schaick, Mr. Schreiber applied for and was granted marine engineer's license and entered the employ of Commodore J. S. Dunham as second engineer of the lake tug Perfection; in 1898 he was promoted to the office of chief engineer on that boat, which he now holds.

Mr. Schreiber makes his home with his parents at Piqua, Ohio. He devotes much of his time and attention during the winter months to the study of works on engineering.


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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.