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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Daniel H. Wilcox

Daniel H. Wilcox has been intimately associated with affairs on the lakes for about fifteen years. He was born November 26, 1862, Savannah, Ga., his parents being Daniel H. and Frances (Ansley) Wilcox. The father was an extensive dealer in cotton and fertilizers, and the house he established has been conducted since his decease as a stock company under the name of the Wilcox & Gibbs Guano Co., operations being carried on in Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, South Carolina.

In 1865 the family came north, settling in New Haven, Conn., and the son was sent to Yale College, coming out in the class of 1882. He then spent nearly two years in Texas, on a cattle ranch, and entered fully into the peculiar style of border American life. Before the end of 1883 he went to Buffalo and took a position with the Anchor line, and since that time he has continued to engage in some active branch of marine business. He was soon transferred to the office of the Lake Superior Transit Company, which was in the Anchor line building, and of which the Anchor line formed a part, and in 1887 was sent to St. Paul as the northwestern agent of the transit company. In 1890 he was made general freight agent of the Lake Superior Transit Company, and in 1893, on the dissolution of that company, he was made general freight and passenger agent of the Western Transit Company, which position he retained three years. During this time he gained a knowledge of the freight business, not only on the lakes but on the rail lines, that showed his mind to be especially fitted for that branch of business. In 1896 he went into business on his own account, and established himself as a marine average adjuster, soon obtaining a large number of losses of very intricate character and great importance to settle. In this line he is at present engaged.

On June 3, 1892, Mr. Wilcox married Miss B. L. Hurd, daughter of H. D. Hurd, of Buffalo.


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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.