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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Captain P. Walsh

Captain P. Walsh, chief officer of the steamer Modjeska, of the Hamilton Steamboat Company, under Commodore Crawford, is a sturdy specimen of the whole-souled mariner. He was born June 1, 1857, in Oakville, Ont., where his father was a prominent hotelkeeper, and was educated in the separate schools and in De la Salle Institute, in the city of Toronto, receiving a thorough training in all the ordinary branches. For the first years of his active life he was in the hotel business in Oakville with his father, who, with a view of bettering his circumstances, removed to Waterford, a small town near St. Thomas, Ont. Captain Walsh now launched into business for himself, starting a hotel in Burlington when he was about twenty years of age, and thence removing to Hamilton where he conducted a hotel from 1882 until 1886. Tiring of this business, he finally secured a position as timekeeper on the Toronto Street railway, which he held for one year, in 1887 entering the employ of the Hamilton Steamboat Company, with whom he has remained ever since, gradually working up to his present office.

Captain Walsh was married, in 1887, in Hamilton, to Miss Commerford, when he was in the hotel in Burlington. Three daughters have been born to them, Eva, Eulalia and Maggie, all of whom are receiving every advantage for education in the schools of Toronto. Captain Walsh's politics always savored strongly of Liberalism, and he takes an active part in the elections that occur while he is ashore. As a ward scrutineer he is in great demand. Municipal elections make a glorious field for him, and he invariably works and votes for the man whom he considers fitted for alderman or mayor of Toronto. He and his family are members of the Roman Catholic church.


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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.