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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E. A. Stephenson

A. Stephenson, the well-known and popular chief engineer of the Tacoma building, Chicago, was born in that city in 1851, a son of Peter and Caroline Stephenson. The father was born and reared in Sweden, and in 1850 became a resident of Chicago, where, as a machinist, he worked in the Illinois Central shops for over thirty years. He died in Chicago in 1893, at the ripe old age of eighty-three years, and his wife passed away in 1892.

The subject of this review grew to manhood and was educated in Chicago and learned the machinist's trade, serving his apprenticeship in the Vulcan Iron Works, and on the expiration of his apprenticeship entered the employ of the Babcock Manufacturing Company, on Des Plaines street, remaining with them five years, and for the next two years was engineer for the National Elevator Company. In 1871 he began sailing out of Chicago as engineer on the tug Alpha, which he fitted up and brought out new for the Chicago Docking and Dredging Company, and on which he went the entire season. The following three seasons he was engineer on the propeller Peerless, engaged in the Lake Superior trade, and then entered the employ of the McCormick estate, being chief engineer of their building for nine years. In 1889, on the completion of the Tacoma building, he accepted his present position, which he has since so satisfactorily filled. He is a prominent member of the Stationary Engineers Association, also of Scranton Lodge No. 8, K. P., and the Engineers Club, which meets in the Fisher building.

In 1875, in Chicago, Mr. Stephenson war married to Miss Josephine Roddy, a native of that city, and to them have been born eight children, only two of whom are now living, George R. and Thomas.


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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.