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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Walter Hunter

Walter Hunter, chief engineer of the ferryboat Ariel, plying between Detroit and Walkerville, Ont., is a marine engineer, and one well acquainted with the several departments of the marine industry, standing high in the estimation of his employers and associates. He was born May 13, 1835 at Norfolk, England. While an infant he was brought to America by his parents, who settled in Montreal, Canada.

In that city he spent his childhood days and there attended school until the family moved to Hamilton, at which place he began the marine life, to which he has since devoted the greater part of this time and attention. His first experience was upon the propeller St. Lawrence, running from Montreal to Chicago, where he acted a second engineer for over five years. From this boat he went to the City of Hamilton, running between the same ports, and acted in the same capacity for two years, then joined the Brantford, running from Hamilton to Montreal, spending on her five years as second engineer; then went on the tug Hero, running out of Hamilton, and upon her remained six years as chief engineer. The following year was spent upon the John S. Noyes, as chief engineer, after which he returned to the tug Hero, and remained three years, when he accepted a position on the Hiawatha, a passenger boat, running on the St. Clair river, where he remained five years. He then entered the employ of the D.B.I. & W. Ferry Company, serving one season on the Victoria, three seasons on the Garland and ten seasons on the Fortune. In 1895 he went as chief engineer on the ferryboat Ariel, his present position. Mr. Hunter has had sixteen issues of American papers; also holds stationary engineer's papers, as well as a life issue of Canadian paper, and has always filled his position to the utmost satisfaction of his employers, thus winning their confidence and meriting the respect of his fellow-laborers. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. and the M.E.B.A., of Detroit.


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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.