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 Vere S. Stenton

Captain Vere S. Stenton will be remembered by the older sailors on the lakes as a prominent and skillful master during the 'forties. He was born in 1822 at Leamington, England, and came to the United Statess[sic] with his family in 1831, in 1833 locating at Royal Oak, Mich., where he continued to reside up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1862. Captain Stenton was apprenticed to a barber, but as that trade did not prove sufficiently attractive for one of his eager spirits he ran away, and at the age of fifteen shipped as wheelsman on the steamer St. Clair. He then served on other vessels in various capacities until the spring of 1844, when he was appointed mate of the square- rigged brig Robert Burns. The following year he shipped as master of the top-sail scow Rocky Mountain, trading between Saugatuck and Chicago with piles for the construction of docks. After serving in the capacity of mate and master some time longer he purchased the schooner Tom Doland and sailed her two seasons, selling her in Chicago and accepting the appointment of master of the old brig S.C. Walbridge, which he sailed one season, trans- ferring from her to the brig Andes. At the time of his death he was captain of the brig Ocean, laden with a cargo of hoop poles, which was going through the Welland canal; while passing along the bulwarks he slipped and fell between the vessel and the dead wall of the canal and was killed instantly.

Captain Stenton was united in marriage to Miss Esther Collins, of Detroit, Mich., in 1843, and six children were born to their union, namely: Capt. Francis M. (master of the steamer John Ericsson in 1896), George W., who died in the service of the North during the Rebellion), Henry H., Charles E., Richard A. and Emily


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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.