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 Henry Warwick

Captain Henry Warwick is a son of Thomas and Mary (Granger) Warwick, and was born in New Baltimore, Mich., February 14, 1848. Thomas Warwick was a millwright by trade, but also worked a farm and kept a hotel at Lakeport, Mich. He had five children, two of whom only are living - the subject of this sketch, and another son, Burt, who was master of the schooner W. K. Moore for the season of 1896; she was owned by A.W. Comstock and hailed from Alpena.

Captain Warwick had very little school education until he was grown up, and at the age of twelve he began sailing the lakes. He shipped first out of New Baltimore as boy with Capt. Thomas Donohue, on the schooner C. Reeves, and was in several vessels in the same capacity immediately succeeding that employment. He was employed on sail vessels about fifteen years, three years of that time as master. In March, 1863, he entered the army, and during his service was confined seven months in Libby prison, being released at the close of the war in 1865. From 1865 to 1883 he was before the mast, and as mate upon various sailing vessels. In the season of 1883 he first sailed steamboats. That season he was mate of the steamer Robert Holland, a passenger and freight boat, out of Cleveland to Mackinaw, in which he remained three seasons in the above position. In 1886 he was mate of the side-wheel steamer W.R. Clinton, in the trade between Sandusky and Mackinaw, and in 1887 he was given master's berth on the tug Ballentine, towing rafts in Lake Superior. The following season he held mate's berth on the steamer Steven C. Hall in the general trade, and in 1889 master's berth in the steambarge Westford. For the seasons of 1890-91-92 he was master of the propellers Araxes, Porter, Chamberlain and Artic, at the conclusion of which period he was compelled to retire from the lakes because of illness. In July, 1895, he was made master of the Buffalo harbor police tug Gov. Morton, and vacated that position in May, 1896, since which time he has remained on shore, and is with Howard H. Baker as solicitor in the boat trade. However, he has no intention of continuing on shore, but will resume the lake service when a favorable opportunity offers. He is a member of the Local Harbor No. 41, American Association of Master and Pilots.

In 1872 Captain Warwick was married at Port Huron to Miss Dora Mitchell, by whom he has two children, Earle, a clerk in New York City, and Sadie, living at home. The family residence is at No. 419 Glenwood avenue, Buffalo, New York.


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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.