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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William T. Walker

William T. Walker
William T. Walker, a well-known marine engineer, is a son of John and Eliza (Ferguson) Walker, both natives of Scotland, who are still living in Glasgow.

Our subject was born April 2, 1858, in Glasgow, and at that place lived until 1872, when he came to America and settled in Detroit, Mich. He served a four-years' apprenticeship to the machinist's trade in a shop in that city, and after being employed six years in the same line of work began sailing, to which he has since devoted his time. He first went on the tug William A. Moore at Detroit as second engineer, later acting in the same capacity on the Pearl for three years. The following season he spent on the Australasia as second, served as such one season on the Jesse Farwell and Smith Moore, and for four months of the next season on the Gladstone, after which he was given the position of chief on the Porter Chamberlin, on which he remained two years. From this boat he came on the F. H. Hodge for one season as chief, subsequently serving for some time in the C. B. Lockwood, one season on the Nipigon and Rhoda Stewart, and four months upon the City of Genoa; transferring to the Joliet, he remained throughout the season, and in 1896 went on the Griffin to fill the berth of chief.

Mr. Walker was married August 20, 1887, to Miss Julia Knox, of Detroit, a sister of William and Robert Knox, who have both been on the lakes for some time as stewards. Mr. Walker is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Zion Lodge. No. 1; I. O. O. F., Riverside Lodge No. 303; A. O. U. W., Wolverine Lodge No. 10; and the M. E. B. A., of Detroit, of which he is past president, and by which he has been appointed delegate to two national conventions.


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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.