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
Table of Illustrations

Captain Edward W. Sutton

Captain Edward W. Sutton is a son of Peter and Margaret (Singer) Sutton. The former, now deceased, was a member of the old firm of Sutton Brothers, composed of himself and Francis Sutton, each owning half-interest in a machine shop originally located on Lock street, Buffalo, but in 1858 removed to its present location on Le Couteulx street. The shop was established in 1856, and since that time has turned out machinery for use on the lakes, being known widely among lakefaring men. Francis Sutton is now sole owner.

Captain Sutton was born in 1861 at Buffalo, and attended St. Joseph's College. He learned his trade with Sutton Brothers, and afterward worked in the shops of the Buffalo Steam Engine Works, David Bell and Kerrand Duffy. Since abandoning shop work he has built and owned the steamyachts Lewis Miller and E. C. Shafer, Echo and Nettie Baker, and for other people he has built over five hundred steamyachts, tugs and excursion boats. In July, 1882, Captain Sutton shipped as oiler on the steamer Algonac, owned by the Canadian Pacific railroad, and plying between Owen Sound and Port Arthur; he left her in November, at the end of the trip, just before she became disabled and went to pieces on the rocks in Thunder Bay. The Captain has eleven issues of license papers for harbor tugs and steamyachts. For the three seasons ending with 1896 he was master of the steamyacht Hettie Baker, in which he has a half-interest with David Sutton.

Captain Sutton was married in 1887 to Miss Melissa Johnson, by whom he has two children, Ella and Edward. They reside at No. 53 Bird avenue, Buffalo.


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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.