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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Douglass H. Stewart

Douglass H. Stewart, who for several years was the efficient marine reporter at Detroit, Mich., and of whom it has often been said, with truth, that no boat ever went too fast for him on the river, was born at Harsons Island, St. Clair River, August 14, 1862. He obtained his education at the common schools of the island, and at the age of sixteen years went sailing as lookout on the steamer Empire State, after a year's service on her changing to the steamer James Davidson, upon which he remained four years - in the capacity of lookout one year and as wheelsman three years. He now went to Detroit and applied to Captain Coyne, local inspector, for papers as pilot, but after the required examination they were withheld because of color blindness. Mr. Stewart then became marine reporter at Detroit River, being located in the office with Capt. J.W. Westcott, and while thus engaged he was also agent to the Marine Record, of Cleveland, Ohio, and the Cleveland Leader and Plain Dealer, and the Detroit Free Press and Tribune, and as correspondent for the Marine Record, Chicago Inter Ocean and many other morning papers in different cities upon the lake shores. Besides attending to these occupations he delivered messages changing the destination of vessels carrying cargoes to lower lake ports. In the fall of 1886 he entered the employ of the Globe Iron Works Company, as machinist, and remained with them three years. In 1890 he was appointed captain of the Superior street viaduct, at Cleveland, Ohio, under the Mayor Rose administration, holding that position two years to the satisfaction of all concerned. In 1893 he started in the electric business with J. S. Moses, and in April, 1895, in company with C.H. Estinghouse and E.L. Warner, became a member of the corporation known as the Electric Supplies & Construction Co., with which he has since been connected.

Mr. Stewart is a Chapter Mason, being a member of Bigelow Lodge; of the U.O.A.W., and of the I.O.O.F., at present serving as deputy grand master of the Odd Fellows of the district of Cleveland; he also belongs to the encampment and uniform rank. On August 25, 1886, he was married to Julia E. Guest, of Cleveland, Ohio, and they have one child, Earl. D. Stewart.


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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.