Table of Contents

Title Page
Albion Macadams
Isaac MacDonald
Captain William S. Mack
The Lakewood Transportation Company
The Lake Erie Transportation Company
The Becker Barge Company
The Lakeland Transportation Company
Angus Mackay
Andrew Mackie
Captain John Maddock
Captain F. J. Magle
Richard Mahoney
J. F. Mahaney
Captain Michael Maher
Captain Albert Carrier Majo
Captain George B. Mallory
Herbert M. Mann
Peter Marcoux
S. O. Marsh
J. H. Marshall
Charles T. Martin
John Martin
Charles E. Mason
Captain John Mason
Captain Orlo J. Mason
William Masson
Irvine U. Masters
Main S. Masters
E. D. Masterson
Richard Mastin
Captain D. W. Matteson
Captain E. F. Matteson
Philip C. Mayer
Captain J. McArthur
M. McAuliffe
Burnard McCabe
Captain Frank McCabe
Frank I. McCabe
Captain Frank L. McCabe
Owen McCabe
P.B. McCabe
Hugh McCann
B. T. McCanna
John J. McCarthy
William J. McClure
Michael McCormick
Captain George A. McCoy
Walter McCrea
William T. McCullagh
Captain W. McCullouch
A. G. McDonald
Captain Angus J. McDonald
Captain Donald S. McDonald
F. McDonald
Murdock N. McDonald
William M. McDonald
Thomas J. McDonnell
Captain Alexander McDougall
Captain Jacob McDowell
Captain John McDowell
Captain Archibald McEachern
Captain Alex. McFarland
Captain Daniel McFarlane
Henry F. McGinnis
Captain L. Hugh McGowen
Captain William Markus McGrain
James McGrath
Captain Angus McGregor
Captain William F. McGregor
Christopher J. McGurn
M. G. McIntosh
Daniel C. McIntyre
Peter McIntyre
Captain William McKay
Captain A. McKenzie
Captain H. McKenzie
Captain James McKerrall
Captain Peter A. McKinnon
William McKittrick
A. H. McLachlan
Captain Dugald McLachlan
Captain Duncan McLachlan
Malcolm McLachlan
Captain John McLachlin
Joseph H. McLary
George McLaughlin
Captain Murdick McLean
Ronald McLean
Captain Daniel McLeod
Captain George A. McLeod
Captain George McLeod
Captain John C. McLeod
Captain Robert Rowan McLeod
A. McMinn
Captain George McMinn, Jr.
George McMonagle
Captain Alexander McMurray
John McMurray
Captain Robert J. McMurray
William J. McMurty
Captain Thomas McNaugh
Charles A. McPhail
Captain Alex McRae
John T. Mead
William Meade
Edward F. Meeh
Ernest A. Meeker
William Megarvey
Captain Thomas Meikleham
Captain George E. Merritt
John Metke
John L. Meyer
Halvor Michelson
Captain James W. Millen
August H. Miller
E.C. Miller
Frank A. Miller
Frank E. Miller
George A. Miller
Henry L. Miller
John Miller
John B. Miller
Quincy Miller
Stephen H. Miller
A. J. Millett
Captain Donald Milloy
Captain H. L. Mills
A. R. Milne
Alexander Milne
George B. Milne
George M. Milne
Philip J. Minch
Captain Charles R. Miner
Captain Frank Miner
Captain John Miner
Dell E. Miney
Captain Daniel Mitchell
Captain James B. Mitchell
James D. Mitchell
Captain John Mitchell
Captain John M. Mitchell
Mitchell & Co
Captain Adelbert J. Moffett
Captain Anthine Moisan
Willard A. Mondy
George Monro
W. F. Monroe
John Monson
Thomas Monson
Captain Charles Z. Montague
Captain Ed Montgomery
Captain Harry Montgomery
Captain Charles Edward Moody
Captain Edward Mooney
Captain J. E. Moony
Captain C. F. Moore
Captain Christopher A. Moore
Captain Hiram D. Moore
L. Ed. Moore
Captain Samuel Moore
Captain Truman Moore
Captain Bernard W. Morgan
C. A. Morgan
Captain James W. Morgan
Captain Julius Morgan
Captain M. F. Morgan
Alexander Morison
Captain Charles Tyler Morley
E. E. Morris
Captain G.C. Morris
Captain Warren E. Morris
Captain Angus G. Morrison
Louis Moss
Louis C. Moss
Captain Charles E. Motley
Captain George Moulton
Captain James Mowatt
Captain Matthew Mulholland
Luke Mullany
Captain John D. Mullen
Captain George Murchison
Captain Samuel Murdock
Captain Jeremiah Murphy
Captain John Murphy
Captain Stephen Maitland Murphy
Thomas Francis Murphy
Charles L. Murray
Stewart Murray
Captain Amos H. Myers
Frank H. Myers
Captain Hermann Myers
John H. Myers
Captain Patrick Myers
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J. H. Marshall

J.H. Marshall, chief engineer of the Lehmann building, Chicago, and for several years identified with the lake marine, entered his present position October, 1884, which he has since held, to the entire satisfaction of all concerned. He is a native of Ohio, born in Ashtabula, in 1858, a son of James and Emma (Agar) Marshall. The father, who was a steam fitter and sheet iron worker, was born in England, and on coming to America at an early day first located in Philadelphia, Penn., but later removed to Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked at his trade for some time and afterward conducted a shipyard of his own. He died in that city in 1864, and his wife departed this life at the same place in 1876. Three of their sons became identified with the lakes, the others being William, a sailor, and James L., engineer on the steamer Ada.

J. H. Marshall spent his boyhood in Cleveland, and there attended school. In 1868, at the age of ten years, he went upon the lakes as fireman on a yacht, and subse- quently held a similar berth on tugs sailing out of Cleveland, but in 1872 came to Chicago, and the following year was given the position of engineer on the tug Goldsmith's Maid, belonging to that port. After one season on her, he spent a part of the next season on the Night Hawk, of the Dahle line, and was subsequently engineer of the tug Rebel for three seasons, after which he became an employe of the Government on the tug Humphrey, and helped to haul most of the material for the breakwater at Chicago, being thus engaged for one season. For two and a half years he was engineer on the tug line of Hausler Brothers, after which he became engineer of the tug Hood, of the Vessel Owners Towing Company, of Chicago, and remained with them one season. During the next season he was on the Green and the Butler, and then in the employ of J. S. Dunham as engineer on the Uncle Sam, followed by a season as engineer on the steamer J. L. Hurd. After a time spent in a machine shop, he accepted his present position, which he has since so creditably and acceptably filled.

Socially, he was a member of the old M. E. B. A. No. 4, and also belongs to the Stationary Engineers Association No. 1, and the Royal Arcanum.

Mr. Marshall was married, in Chicago, in 1882, to Miss Margaret E. Gow, a daugh- ter of Alexander Gow, a seafaring man and ocean sailor, who was born in Scotland, and died in Chicago, in 1883. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall have one daughter, Clara. The family residence is at No. 600 Flournoy street, Chicago.


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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.

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