Table of Contents

Title Page
Captain Edward Babcock
Captain George Francis Babcock
W. I. Babcock
Frederick A. Bailey
Captain Joshua Bailey
Captain Robert N. Bailey
Captain Thomas J. Bailey
Captain A. J. Bain
Captain Isaac Guilbert Bain
Captain Edward J. Baker
Captain C. R. Baker
Captain J. Baker
James W. Baker
J. A. Baldwin
Captain T.G. Baldwin
Horatio F. Bangs
Captain G. C. Barnes
William C. Barr
Captain John Barrow
Fred B. Barrows
Captain John L. Bartlett
Peter D. Bauld
William Baumert
James W. Beach
Oscar M. Beach
Charles Beatty
Richard Beaubien
Henry Beck
William G. Beckbissinger
Captain Daniel M. Becker
G. W. Beers
Thurman E. Beers
Harvey C. Beeson
David Bell
George M. Belloir
Captain W. H. Beltz
Captain Charles E. Benham
Captain W. P. Benham
D. C. Bennett
J. C. Bennett
James Bennett
Captain Fred G. Benson
Captain John G. Betke
Captain John M. Beverly
C. F. Bielman
Frank Bingham
A. D. Birdsall
W. E. Bishop
William H. Bishop
David A. Black
William A. Black
James B. Blair
Edward R. Blanchard
Joseph R. Blanchette
H. J. Blaney
C. Blauvelt
Robert S. Blauvelt
Henry Bloecker
Captain David Blom
Captain Frank Bloom
Charles A. Bloomer
Thomas J. Bluett
Adam G. Bohland
Captain George Bohn
George M. Bohnert
Captain David Bordeaux
Henry Born
Captain William A. Boswell
Captain Benjamin Boutell
Captain Thomas T. Boyd
Captain P. Boylan
George A. Brabant
George L. Brackett
Captain Thomas J. Brady
Fred A. Bradley
William E. Bradley
M. E. Brady
William Brake
Henry Braund
Samuel H. Braund
Patrick Brennan
Captain Julius Brett
Hiram Philip R. Brey
Captain John Bridge
Thomas W. Bristow
Engineer Peter Britz
John Broderick
J. P. Brogan
Captain Charles T. Bronson
Captain George E. Brooks
James William Brooks
Captain R. H. Brooks
Captain A. J. Brown
Alexander A. Brown
Capt. C. W. Brown
Captain Charles T. Brown
Charles W. Brown
Captain Frank H. Brown
Captain George H. Brown
Captain James E. Brown
Captain John Brown
Nelson Brown
Willis Brown
Hugh Buchanan
James Buchanan
Daniel Buie
Captain Dugald Buie
Henry Bullard
William Bullock
Captain Thaddeus F. Burbank
Henry B. Burger
James V. Burke
Captain William C. Burnett
William Ritchie Burnett
David Burns
Captain George C. Burns
M. J. Burns
Captain Riley M. Burrington
Captain F. O. Burrows
A. E. Bury
Captain Thomas Bury
Charles W. Butler
E. D. Butler
Captain F. G. Butlin
John Butterworth
Corey H. Buzzard
Irvin G. Buzzard
Captain Robert L. Byers
Captain James Byers
James T. Byers
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Captain George H. Brown

Captain George H. Brown, at the present time mate of the schooner E. H. Rutherford, of Toronto, Canada, is a native of the Province of Ontario, having been born in 1844, in the town of Cobourg. When he was three years old his parents removed with their family to Colborne, a few miles farther down the lake, and there he was reared and educated. While yet a lad he went on a fishing smack, and was fishing out of Colborne for a short time, and when sixteen years of age he shipped before the mast on the schooner Octavia, on which he passed a portion of the season, his next service being on the Sevilla, a large schooner trading to the upper lakes. Subsequently he was mate for four seasons on the Paragon; for two seasons on the Thistle; six seasons on the Blanche; two seasons on the Katie Eccles; one season on the Herbert Dudley; several years on the Robert McDonald; one season on the Octavia; and for the past nine years he has been chief mate of the E. H. Rutherford, under different captains; he has sailed altogether on schooners. During his long career on the Great Lakes, Captain Brown has twice been on vessels that were driven ashore; was once capsized out of a yawl-boat, and has fallen overboard several times, but he has survived all dangers and to-day is as hale and robust as many a younger man.

In March, 1877, the Captain was married to Miss Mary Redfern, of Colborne, Ontario, who also comes from a family of sailors, one of her brothers at the present time serving as captain of the schooner Keewatin, sailing out of Toronto. Captain and Mrs. Brown have a neat and comfortable home at Lakeport, near Colborne, Ontario, on the lake shore. To their union have been born four sons and two daughters, namely: Mary Louisa (Mrs. Mounger, of Brockville, Ontario); Edward, Helen, Robert, Harold and Henry. They have all received the best possible advantages for education. In his political preferences Captain Brown is a Liberal, and takes great interest in election campaigns, doing good work in the party's cause. In religious faith he is an Episcopalian.


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Volume I

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.