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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Frank Steadley

Frank Steadley has been engaged in sailing on the Great Lakes for a number of years in the capacity of engineer. He is a single man, and makes his home in Detroit, in which city he was born, on December 9, 1865, and has always lived. He attended school until he reached his seventeenth year and then entering a machine shop served four years as an apprentice to the trade. For one year he served as oiler on the revenue cutter Fessenden and was later on the City of the Straits as electrician for one season, spending the following year on the S.F. Hodge as second engineer; he served two seasons in the same capacity on the tugs Gladiator and Gettysburg. In 1892, Mr. Steadley was appointed second engineer on the Andaste, and the following year was given the position of chief, which he still continues to hold to the entire satisfaction of all concerned. He is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, No. 3, of Detroit.

John Steadley, father of Frank Steadley, is a native of Germany, and came to America at the age of fourteen years. He has spent the greater part of his life in Detroit, and was steward of many of the old passenger boats, including the Michigan, Illinois and Idlewild, then called the Grace McMillen, continuing for about thirty years in that employment. He married Miss Barbara Smith, of Detroit, who was also a native of Germany. One son, Martin Steadley, has been a marine engineer twelve years, having been on the Satellite, Crusader, A.J. Smith, W.B. Castle, H.L. Worthington, East Saginaw and Peter Smith.


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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.