Captain Frank J. Harlow
Captain Frank J. Harlow, of Toledo, Ohio, one of the young marine masters on the Great Lakes, was born at Toledo and attended school there until his sixteenth year. At this time, having a strong desire to become a sailor, the occupation to which his father, William J. Harlow, has devoted his life, he shipped on the City of Paris as watchman, having previously spent some time with his father during school vacations. Later he acted as wheelsman upon the Preston, of which his father was master and his brother, William R., mate, and then shipped in the same capacity on the Japan, of the Anchor line, transferring from her in the fall of the same year to the Sunshine. The next season he went on the Koal Kabin, of Cleveland, running between Detour and Delray in the timber trade, his first position on her being that of wheelsman, and he is now engaged as master, having served in that capacity during the latter part of 1895 and throughout the seasons of 1896 and 1897. Captain Harlow is thoroughly competent in marine work and has every prospect for a successful future. He is unmarried.
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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.