Table of Contents

Title Page
Captain William Wadsworth
William Wagner
Captain William R. Wakely
Joseph S. Walder
R. J. Walder
Lewis C. Waldo
Albert H. Walker
Abraham Walker
Captain Edwin C. Walker
Captain George A. Walker
James L. Walker
John D. Walker
Captain Kingsbury Walker
Robert E. Walker
Robert T. Walker
William T. Walker
Charles W. Wall
Captain Daniel Wall
Captain C. H. Wallace
David Wallace
John Wallace
Captain William H. Wallace
C. E. Walsh
John F. Walsh
Captain P. Walsh
Captain Joseph Waltman
Anthony Ward
Captain Julius A. Ward
William Ward
Liberty H. Ware
Norton J. Warner
Captain Henry Warwick
George Waterbury
Captain L. H. Waterbury
William Wallace Watterson
Captain James B. Watts
Robert Watts
William Watts
Joseph A. Weber
William L. Webster
Lawrence D. Weeks
Leeds H. Weeks
Captain Paul T. Weimar
Captain Frank Weinheimer
Alfred E. Welch
Charles S. Welch
David Welch
Hon. Martin Welker
James B. Wellman
Samuel A. Wells
Thomas H. Welsh
William P. Wenner
Captain David West
John Westaway
William Westbrook
Captain Peter Wex
Captain Frank W. Wheeler
Fred E. Wheeler
Captain John F. Whelan
P. W. Whelan
Captain Joseph White
Hon. William J. White
Captain Nelson J. Wigle
Andem J. Wilcox
Charles H. Wilcox
Daniel H. Wilcox
Captain Thomas Wilford
Captain Benjamin Wilkins
Captain Thomas Wilkins
Captain Thomas Wilkins
Captain W. W. Wilkins
Archie M. Williams
Captain B. F. Williams
Cassius M. Williams
Captain Edward Williams
Francis F. Williams
George F. Williams
Captain Thomas Williams
Captain William A. Williams
Captain William R. Williams
Lorenzo Willix
Captain W. J. Willoughby
Andrew J. Wilson
George B. Wilson
Captain George U. Wilson
Peter A. Wilson
Captain Thomas Wilson
William Wilson
William Wilson
Captain William H. Wilson
Richard Winkler
John G. Winter
D. W. Wise
George M. Wise
Captain Alfred M. Wolf
George S. Wolf
Herman Wolfe
Captain William Wood
Captain Z. L. Wood
Captain C. H. Woodford
Captain Charles Woodgrift
Captain Lyman B. Woodruff
Captain Henry J. Woods
Captain Edward J. Wylie
Captain John H. Wysoon
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Lewis C. Waldo

Among the men who have achieved prominence in the vessel business at the port of Detroit is Lewis C. Waldo, who was for several years associated with the late Capt. E.M. Peck.

Mr. Waldo was born in the State of New York, and when he was quite young his parents removed to Milwaukee, Wis., where he afterward attended school and acquired a good education. When old enough to strike out for himself he went to Ludington, Mich., and engaged in lumber business. While at Ludington he had built, at Wheeler's Bay City yards, the steamer George W. Roby, handling the boat from Ludington for some years, in connection with his lumber interests. Mr. Waldo came to Detroit in 1890, and has largely extended his vessel connection, being now manager of the Northwestern & Roby Transportation Companies, and president of the Swain Wrecking Company.

The Northwestern Transportation Company, of which Mr. Waldo is secretary, treasurer, and general manager, owns the steamers H.H. Brown, S.R. Kirby, Fayette Brown and E.M. Peck, and the barge George E. Hartnell. These boats are operated on Lakes Michigan, Superior, Huron, and Erie in the transportation of iron ore, coal and grain.

The Roby Transportation Company owns the steamer L.C. Waldo, built in 1896 at the Wheeler yards. This boat, although not so large as some of her competitors, is one of the finest freight boats on the lakes, being provided with every modern appliance for the rapid and easy handling of cargoes. Mr. Waldo expresses himself as highly pleased at the performance of this boat during her first season.


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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.