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 John A. Stewart

Captain John A. Stewart, master and captain of the steamer F. W. Fletcher, with residence at Algonac, St. Clair Co., Mich., is a native of that place, having been born there June 7, 1859. He is a son of Charles and Maria Stewart, the former of whom, a merchant by occupation, was born sixty-six years ago in New York State, the latter in Michigan; the mother died in 1865 at the age of twenty-eight years.

When sixteen years old, our subject commenced sailing on lakes as a deckhand on the steamer Allegheny; was then wheelsman on tugboats for two years, and of the steamers Belle P. Cross and J. P. Donaldson; then wheelsman on the steamers John N. Glidden and E. B. Hale, respectively. After that he was second mate of the steamer Rufus P. Ranney one year; captain of the barge Lady Franklin three and one-half years; captain of the steambarge Westford one-half year; mate of the steambarge Garden City three years; master of the steambarge O. O. Carpenter three years; of the steamer Norseman some eighteen months, and is now serving his third season as master and captain of the steamer F. W. Fletcher.

In 1885, at Algonac, Michigan, Captain Stewart was married to Miss Addie Higgins, daughter of Rev. T. C. Higgins, of Algonac, and two children have been born to them; Annie, now (1898) thirteen years old, and Carl, eight years old at this time. Captain and Mrs. Stewart are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; in politics he is a Democrat. Socially he is a member of the Masonic fraternity, the I.O.O.F. and the A.O.U.W.


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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.