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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Edgar Hull

Edgar Hull was born at Kalamazoo, Mich., July 26, 1856. His father, Ephraim Hull, was a farmer in that vicinity, but subsequently removed to Oswego, N.Y., where he conducted a hotel for a time, also dealt in fish and kept an oyster house. He died there many years ago. His wife's name was Elmira Roat.

Our subject received his education at Buffalo, leaving school when about thirteen years of age, at which time he began learning the trade, he followed it as journeyman during the winter seasons for the five years he was on the China, of the Anchor line, so commencing on her in 1873. He was greaser on that steamer for the season of that year, and for two trips of the season of 1874, serving as second engineer the balance of the time. On September 10, 1877, he was appointed chief engineer of the Buffalo Sugar Company's works, and was in this employ three years, transferring to the American Glucose Company's works in the same capacity and as assistant machine superintendent. Here he remained until November 10, 1892, when he accepted the position of chief engineer of the steamer Newburgh, of the D. & L. line. In this boat he remained a short time, finishing that season as chief of the William H. Barnum, and in the spring of 1893 he went as chief of the E.P. Wilbur, of the Lehigh Valley line, continuing on her until September 1. On that date he was transferred to the Seneca, on which he served until October 30, 1895, at that time becoming chief engineer of the M.H. Birge & Son's plant of the National Wall Paper Company, where he has remained up to the present time.

Mr. Hull was married to Anna Bryan, of Erie, Penn., July 13, 1876, and they have the following named children: Charles, now (1898) aged twenty years; Luella E., seventeen; Earl Bryan, fifteen, and Joseph Howard Edgar, thirteen. Charles Hull, the eldest son, has been on the lakes for several seasons. In the spring of 1893 he was greaser on the E.P. Wilbur all of the season of 1894 and part of 1895, and during the balance of that season and the entire seasons of 1896-97 was on the China as oiler (he being the third generation of his family upon that boat), and for the season of 1898 he was greaser on the Schuylkill.


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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.