Gaius D. Tulian
Gaius D. Tulian, of Cleveland, Ohio, who was mate of the steamer Alva during 1896, was born on North Bass island, in Lake Erie, in 1872. His father, Capt. Joseph Tulian, still lives on North Bass, and was a sailor during the greater part of his early life. Captain Tulian commenced sailing on the ocean at the age of fifteen and followed the sea for twenty years, after which he came to the lakes and sailed as master of schooners for some time before he retired from the water.
Gaius D. Tulian began to sail when he was fourteen years of age, his first employment being onboard the steamer I. N. Weston. The following season he spent on the schooner A.J. Rogers, and in 1888 he sailed on the schooner Watson, the tug Brady and the steamer Keystone, the following year serving on the steamer Chauncey Hurlburt. In 1890 he was on the steamers Lowell, Harry E. Packer and William H. Stevens, and he remained on the Stevens all of 1891 and a portion of 1892, completing the latter season on board the steamer Henry Chisholm. He was second mate of the Chisholm and the Gladstone one season each, in 1895 becoming first mate of the steamer Desmond. During the season of 1896 he was first mate of the Alva.
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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.