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 F. Heimke

Charles F. Heimke, chief engineer of the power plant of the Buffalo & Niagara Falls Electric railway, is a native of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and a son of William and Justine (Brendenburg) Heimke, who still reside at Mt. Clemens; the father is a farmer. There were four children in the family, the only one now living besides the subject of this sketch being William A., a farmer, who also makes his home at Mr. Clemens.

Charles F. Heimke resided at Mt. Clemens until nineteen years of age. At the age of eighteen he began life on the lakes as seaman on the towbarge Seminole, and succeeding that employment was deckhand on the steambarge Canisteo, on which he remained three seasons, the last two as fireman. He next served as fireman of the steamer F. R. Buell one season, then as oiler one season on the steamer J. H. Wade. During 1892 he was first assistant of the steamers P. J. Ralph and Mark Hopkins, and in 1893-94 of the steamer J. H. Wade. The season of 1895 he was ashore, engaged in business in Cleveland, and during the season of 1896 he was first assistant engineer of the side-wheel passenger steamer City of Toledo, on the route between Toledo and Port Huron. That steamer was built for the route between Toledo and Put-in-Bay, and ran there several seasons as the successor of the old Chief Justice Waite, but during the World's Fair in Chicago was under charter and ran out of that city. She was later purchased by Parker & Millan, of Detroit, for the route above mentioned. On November 15, 1896, Mr. Heimke was appointed assistant engineer of the power plant of the Buffalo & Niagara Falls Electric railway, and on March 20, 1897, was promoted to the position of chief engineer, which he still retains. He is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association No. 2, of Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Heimke was married, at Lockport, N. Y., August 29, 1895, to Miss Matilda Swenson, and they reside at Tonawanda, that state.


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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.