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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E. D. Masterson

E.D. Masterson, the present popular steward of the Majestic, was born in Prescott, Ontario, October 25, 1850, and is a son of T. C. and Catherine (McGuire) Masterson, natives of Scotland and Ireland, respectively. In 1860 he removed with his parents to Cleveland, where he finished his education in the public schools, and in 1865 began his career on the lakes as waiter on the propeller Empire, of the Northern Transportation Company. Two years later he was on the propeller Wisconsin when she burned on Lake Ontario, May 23, 1867, seventy-two lives being lost. Mr. Masterson was at that time only a boy of seventeen years, and it is a remarkable fact that although is was his second season on the water he was not frightened to an extent which would cause him to give up marine life. He was picked up by a boat after twenty-one hours of exposure, and with the assistance of four other boys saved the lives of two ladies.

After this wreck, Mr. Masterson obtained a position as porter on the City of Concord, and was later steward on the Buckeye and the Oswegatchie, after which he was chief steward of the Northern Transportation line at Cleveland, Ohio, for two years. He next went on the steamer St. Paul as steward for three seasons, and since that time has served in the same capacity on the City of Fremont, and as chief steward of the Canadian Pacific steamships Alberta and Manitoba, serving in that position for nine seasons. He was then chief steward on the steamer City of Collingwood, running from Canada to the World's Fair, and since 1895 has served in the same capacity on the steamer City of Cleveland, of the Detroit and Cleveland line. For the season of 1898 he was steward of the steamship Majestic a first-class passenger steamer belonging to the Georgian Bay & Lake Superior steamship line.

On May 30, 1882, Mr. Masterson was married to Miss Margaret, daughter of John Weber, a large vessel owner, who also conducts a marine store and deals in marine supplies in Cleveland, where he now makes his home. Mr. and Mrs. Masterson have four interesting children, whose names and dates of birth are as follows: Edward, Jr., November 2, 1883; Corinne, June 25, 1887; Mildred, July 15, 1889; and Harry, April 8, 1896. With the exception of the youngest they are all attending school. The family have a pleasant home at 54 Hazard street, Cleveland. Mr. Masterson is one of the oldest passenger stewards in actual service on the Great Lakes at the present time, having filled that position for thirty years, and by all who know him he is held in high regard.


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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.