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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Abraham Walker

Abraham Walker, engineer of the Buffalo Gas Works, was born of Scotch parentage, February 8, 1863, his parents being James and Ann (Rothwell) Walker. He came early to this country, being educated in Buffalo at the public schools, after which he spent six years learning his trade, that of machinist, in several shops. The principal part of the time, however, he was in the employ of the Pitts Agricultural Works.

In the spring of 1882 Mr. Walker started upon the lakes as greaser of the steamer Delaware, of the Anchor line, but did not remain on her all of the season. His next employment in connection with the lakes was in Buffalo harbor, where he worked as engineer on various tugs from 1882 to 1886. In the latter year he went as second engineer of the steamer Passaic, remaining one season, after which he became chief of the D.M. Wilson, where he remained until 1889, at that time taking the position of second engineer of the John F. Eddy for a season. The next season he remained ashore in the employ of the Buffalo Gas Works for a year, and, beginning with 1891, he acted as chief engineer of the Erie County Alms House and County Hospital for three years, in 1894 returning to the Buffalo Gas Works. Mr. Walker has been a member of the I.O.O.F. for twelve years, and of the Royal Arcanum three years.

At Buffalo, April 19, 1892, Mr. Walker was married to Levina Lampshire, and they have had two children: Annie and James Raymond. Isaac Lampshire, the father of Mrs. Walker, was an old sailor, and in the early history of the lakes was mate and captain, respectively, of many sailing vessels.


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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.