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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Alexander T. Stewart

Probably the youngest engineer in the Northern Steamship line, and the only one unmarried, is Alexander T. Stewart, whose name opens this sketch. He was born in Kinleith, near Edinburgh, Scotland, July 26, 1865, and at that place he lived until he reached his ninth year, when his father, George Stewart, a papermaker, came to America and with his family settled in Thorold, Ontario.

Here Alexander attended the public schools, adding to what knowledge he had already acquired in Scotland, until his sixteenth year, when he was apprenticed to the machinist's trade in Thorold. He also served in Buffalo, making five years in all, and after one year of actual work he began marine life. He first went as oiler on the Syracuse, of the New York Central and Hudson River line. After a season on the Albany he went to the Pennsylvania Oil Company, at Corry, Penn., and remained there six months, finishing the year in the shops at Buffalo. At this time he came in the Northern line as second engineer, and served one and a half seasons. From there he went to the R.A. Packer, of the Lehigh Valley line, and the second year became chief, in 1893, when only 28 years of age. After serving as chief upon the E.P. Wilbur and Fred Mercur, he went back to the Northern line in 1894 as second engineer on the North Wind, and then first assistant on the North West. The following year, 1895, he was chief of the Northern Queen, and has held that position ever since. His good fortune and well-merited reputation as an engineer has gained for Mr. Stewart the greatest confidence of his employers.


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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.