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 Syd. Scott

Captain Syd. Scott has been in active service on the lakes for over thirty years in different branches of maritime industry. He was born June 21, 1844, in Detroit, the son of George Scott, a farmer, who came from England in 1837 and after living in Canada for a time located in that city. He died in 1878, at Mt. Clemens, Mich. Captain Scott is one of six brothers, of whom William, a salt water sailor, was lost at sea; Frank, a lake sailor for twenty years, lives at Muskegon, Mich.; Thomas G., who was a lake sailor, died in 1892 at Detroit; George Scott, the author of Soctt's New Coast Pilot, died in Detroit in 1893; A.B., who lives at Houghton, Mich., was also a sailor for a short time.

Syd. Scott was twelve years of age when the family removed to Mt. Clemens. He received a common-school education, and in 1860 commenced the fishing business on the west shore of Lakes Erie and Huron, continuing in this employment until 1872, at which time he began the more active life of a sailor. His first service was as wheelsman on the steamer Warrington, a boat owned by the government, which was working about Spectacle Reef on Lake Huron when the large lighthouse was being built. She was commanded by his brother, George, who was in the employ of the government for thirty-five years as master of the lighthouse supply vessel. From this boat he transferred to the John Miner, which he purchased soon after and sailed during the seasons of 1873-74. In 1875 he was in command of the Louisa; 1876, of the T. W. Snook; 1878, of the steamer Henry Howard; 1880-81-82-83, of the Toledo; 1884-85-86, of the St. Paul; 1887-88-89, of the George L. Caldwell; 1890, of the steamer Samuel Marshall; 1891, of the Norwalk; and in 1892 he went on the J. C. Ford, upon which he has remained ever since. In all his years of sailing Captain Scott has been only four years upon boats in which he has no interest, and he is half owner of the J. C. Ford, of which he is master at present. His career has been a most fortunate one, and he is well-known and deservedly respected among lakefaring men.


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Volume I

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.