Table of Contents

Title Page
Andrew Haas, Jr.
Captain H. J. Hagan
Aaron P. Hagedon
A. G. Haig
Adam Haig
George Haig
Grosvenor Haig
Captain Frederick E. Hale
George F. Hale
George F. Hale
S. C. Hale
Karl A. Hallberg
James Hally
A. B. Hamilton
Captain Walter D. Hamilton
W. J. Hancock
Austin S. Hand
Elmer E. Hand
Howard Melville Hanna
Captain Andrew Hansen
Neal Hanson
Captain Harry G. Harbottle
Charles Harling
William Harling
Captain Frank J. Harlow
Captain William R. Harlow
Charles E. Harmon
Fred M. Harmon
Francis Harringer
Captain Henry Harris
Captain Washington B. Harrow
Captain F. C. Hart
Adam Hartman
Fred J. Hartman
Frederick T. Hatch
Frank Hausbeck
Jeremiah Havelick
Herbert J. Hawthorne
James C. Hay
Robert S. Hay
William Hay
Hubert G. Haybarger
Captain James B. Hayes
William Arthur Hayes
John B. Hayward
Captain William H. Hazen
Captain Timothy Heagerty
Captain C. M. Hearnes
Captain Charles N. Hearnes
Charles H. Heaton
Captain Frank Hebner
Captain Jacob F. Hector
Eric Leonard Hedstrom
Charles F. Heimke
John Heinkelmann
Michael Heinkelmann
C. A. Heisner
Ed. C. Helbing
Joseph Hempton
Captain Dan Henderson
Captain Daniel Hendricks
Jacob Hendricks
George F. Hendry
Frederick Henning
Capt. Frank Henrich
George Henson
Captain Calvin Herrick
Captain Thomas C. Herrick
Henry Hess
Captain Edward Hewitt
John Hewson
Frank V. Hickey
Captain Francis Balfour Higgie
Henry Higgins
Thomas Higgins
Captain Nelson Hilger
Captain James G. Hill
John J. Hill
Reynolds Hill
William H. Hill
W. G. Hill
Captain S. R. Hindle
Hingston & Woods
Captain Martin A. Hinrichsen
Captain Charles Hinslea
Henry Hinslea
Captain William S. Hoag
Frederick A. Hobbs
Captain J. F. Hodell
Samuel F. Hodge
Samuel F. Hodge & Co
Captain James Hogan
Nelson Holland
Captain Charles J. Holmes
Captain Thomas Honner
Byron J. Hopkins
Captain Paul Howell
Captain Thomas H. Howland
Captain C. H. Hubbard
Captain Charles Hubbard
Trevanion William Hugo
Edgar Hull
Captain W. H. Humphrey
Captain Walter Hunter
Walter Hunter
John T. Hutchinson
Captain F. B. Huyck
Harry Edgerton Hyde
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Charles H. Heaton

Charles H. Heaton has been in efficient service on the lakes for many years, and in that time has gained the utmost confidence of his employers and a valuable experience in marine affairs. He was born January 15, 1864, at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, and is the son of Charles H. and Hannah (Arlen) Heaton, the former of whom, a native of New York State, is still living at Pelee Island, Ont., surviving his wife, who died February 3, 1892.

Charles H. Heaton lived in his native place until he was nine years of age, thence removing with his parents to Columbia City, Ind., where he remained for six years. >From this time until he was twenty-one years of age Mr. Heaton was engaged in the fishing business at Put-in-Bay, and, having thus acquired some knowledge of marine work and a great desire for marine life, he shipped on the steamer Nebraska, the following season as wheelsman. Upon reaching Detroit the boat was put in dry dock, and at this place Mr. Heaton fell, receiving such severe injury that is was impossible for him to proceed with the boat. Later in the season he spent a short time on the Smith Moore and Calumet as wheelsman, and in the same capacity served the following season on the H.E. Packer and Otego, transferring thence to the Ohio for one season. The next year he went on the Iron Age as wheelsman, and toward the close of the season became second mate, from this boat going to the I.M. Weston and H.A. Tuttle as mate, and shipping the following year on the George W. Roby and Vulcan as second mate. During the seasons closely following he was on the steamers St. Lawrence, Republic and George F. Williams, and in 1895 he came to the Wawatam to fill the position of mate, which he still holds.

Mr. Heaton was married April 23, 1894, to Miss Lena A. Meddough, of Kingsville, Ont. Their only child is named Marie. Fraternally he is a member of the Masonic Lodge, the A.O.U.W. and the Masters and Pilots Associations, of Cleveland.


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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.