Captain Anthoine Valier
Captain Anthoine Valier, a fisherman of Cleveland, Ohio, was born in St. Ignace, Mich., in 1854, son of William Valier, who had been engaged in the fishing industry near that port for many years. The son early followed in the footsteps of his father, and at the age of ten years went on board a fishing boat to learn the business. After several years of this work he was placed in command of the ferry steamer Gazelle, and in later years he sailed the steamers Charles West and Mary, passenger boats running between Mackinaw and the Straits. Then he removed to Cleveland and for some time commanded various harbor tugs at that port, among them the Patrick Smith, Charles Henry, N. B. Gates and L. P. Smith, being also connected with the tugs Bacon, Louisa, Ingoldsby, F. E. Smith, Edson and Florence N. Returning to the fishing business he has since sailed the fishing tugs Manning, Enterprise, Sea Wing, Messenger, Massotte, Angler and Grayling.
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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.