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Title Page
Christian Dahl
Joseph Dale
William H. Dalton
A. J. Davenport
Captain James E. Davidson
John Davidson
Captain Ezra H. Davis
Captain Henry W. Davis
Oscar F. Davis
Captain R.A. Davis
Richard Davis
Oscar F. Davis and William I. Davis
Captain Erastus Day
Captain Joseph Day
Joseph Day, Jr.
Captain George Y. Dayton
A. C. Decatur
Wilson De Hart
Captain Thomas De Largie
Edward Dempsey
William F. Dempsey
Captain John J. Denstaedt
William Dent
Harvey Depuy
E. Detlefs
Detroit, Belle Isle & Windsor Ferry Company, Detroit, Michigan
Captain George L. Dewolf
J. W. Dickinson
Joseph R. Diebold
Henry C. Dilgart
George A. Dingman
Captain William Disher
Captain Lawrence Distel
Captain Henry E. Ditzel
Edward T. Dixon
Captain John Doherty
George H. Dolan
Captain William S. Dolloff
Captain John A. Donahue
Captain Patrick Donahue
David Donaldson
Captain David Donaldson
Grant Donaldson
John Donaldson
Robert Donaldson
William R. Donaldson
James Donnelly
James B. Donnelly
William Doran
Thomas C. Dorey
Captain F. A. Dority
Charles Dovey
Captain David F. Doville
Captain Egbert Doville
Captain Joseph Doville
Captain Henry S. Downer
Captain Rosel Downer
Bernard Doyle
P. H. Doyle
Daniel C. Drackett
John Drackett
Captain Albert B. Drake
Captain James Drake
Charles W. Draper, Sr.
Charles W. Draper, Jr.
Frank Dresbach
John C. Drexler
Captain D. Driscoll
Thomas Drysdale
Captain John Wesley Duddleson
Ed. R. Dungan
Captain James S. Dunham
Captain J. Dunn
Captain John Dunseith
Captain George Lyman Durand
Oliver E. Durrant
Captain Sylvanus Dusenberry
Captain Selah Dustin
Ashley & Dustin
Captain William J. Dwyer
E. Dyble
Patrick Dyer
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Christian Dahl

Christain Dahl, one of the well know marine engineers sailing out of Manistee, Mich., possesses all of the aquirements necessary to the skillful handling of his machinery; he has always been of good repute and in demand. He is a son of Peter and Christina (Rasmussen) Dahl, and was born in Christiania, Norway, on November 13, 1854, where he acquired his education. After leaving school he learned the tinsmith's trade, serving an apprenticeship of five years, after which he engaged in railroading for some time.

In January, 1871, Mr. Dahl came to the United States, first locating in Chicago, where he worked at his trade as tinsmith, going thence to Escanaba, where he was employed on a railroad until 1874, when he went to Manistee, Mich. In the spring of 1876 he entered the employ of the Canfield Tug Company as fireman on the tug Irma M. Wheeler, holding that berth three years, transferring to the tug Williams in 1879. In 1881 he joined the steamer James. A. Shrigley as fireman, but soon obtained an engineer's license, and was appointed first assistant of the same steamer. In 1883 Mr. Dahl again entered the employ of the Canfield Tug Company at Manistee, remaining with them several years, and engineering the tug Irma M. Wheeler, Williams, Ruby and Anna L. Smith. In the spring of 1890 he was appointed engineer of the steamer Susie Chipman, holding that office almost three seasons, followed by three seasons as chief of the steamer W.J. Carter. In the spring of 1896 he was appointed to the position which he now holds, as chief engineer of the steamer Maggie Marshall.

He is an active member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, and is a charter member of No. 44 of Manistee, and has filled the office of vice-president of that body.

On December 22, 1882, Mr. Dahl was united in marriage to Miss Mary Perry, daughter of Charles Perry, of Quebec, Ont. The family homestead is in Manistee, Michigan.


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