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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Ed. C. Helbing

Ed. C. Helbing, second engineer of the Russell Sage, is one of the seven children of Edward and Augusta (Clapp) Helbing. He was born November 24, 1864, at Toledo, Ohio, at which place he attended school until he was sixteen years of age, and then started his marine life.

He did ordinary work on a tow barge for about five months, after which, during the season of 1881, he was firing on the Morning Star, and served on the Mackinaw in the same capacity for the two succeeding seasons. During the seasons of 1884, 85-86-87, he was on the Milton D. Ward, Wellington R. Burt, Greyhound, and city of Milwaukee, all passenger boats, as fireman, and also on the river tug Wilcox, of Detroit, as oiler. In 1888 he was firing on the Corsica part of the season, and served the balance as oiler. The following season he received his first issue of license as second engineer, filling that berth on the Corsica until she was burned to the water's edge, after which he transferred to the Torrent, where he remained the balance of that and all of the next season, 1890. In 1891 he was second engineer of the Swain (of which his brother was chief) for about three months, spending the balance on the Business, and in 1892 was second mate of the Marquette. Since that time he has been second to George Kohlbrenner on the Russell Sage, the season of 1897 being his fifth consecutive year at that post. Mr. Helbing has nine issues of license, and is a member of the Cleveland No. 2, M.E.B.A.

He was married, in June 1892, to Miss Jennie Hicks, of Toledo, and they make their home in that city, at No. 2041 Ontario street.


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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.