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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William Schumaker

William Schumaker, of Detroit, Mich., the chief engineer of the steamer Charles Hebard, was born near Berlin, Prussia, in the year 1856, came to the United States when twelve years of age, and lived in Marquette, Mich., until 1878. His first experience on the lakes was on the tug Dudley, of Marquette, with which he remained a season and a half, and he subsequently worked about three seasons on various Lake Superior boats. He then left the lakes for four years, being employed during that time by the Joliet Steel Company, outside Chicago. Returning to his former occupation, Mr. Schumaker has sailed every season during the last fourteen years, and has been engaged continuously with the Charles Hebard & Sons Lumber Co. He was on the tug J.C. Morse, in Lake Superior, for one season, was on the steambarge Alpena for three seasons as second engineer, and then became chief engineer of her for a season, after which he brought out the steamer Charles Hebard, of which he has been chief engineer for the last nine years. The only accident Mr. Schumaker has experienced occurred in 1895, when the Hebard and the Marie Posie, a Minnesota steam freighter, collided in a fog, His boat was damaged to the extent of about $5,000 by the collision.

Mr. Schumaker was married, in January, 1888, to Miss Kate McCormick, of Detroit, and has three children, William Charles, Celia Jennette and Mary Louise. He has lived in Detroit, his present home, for thirteen years.


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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.