Frank I. McCabe
Frank I. McCabe is a son of John McCabe, a native of Ireland, who spent the greater part of his life in America, dying in 1893. He was a blacksmith by occupation.
Frank I. McCabe was born January 29, 1861, in Ontonagon county, Mich., and when six years of age removed with his family to Marquette, same State, where he has since resided. At the close of his school life he entered the Iron Bay Manufacturing Company's shops, and served a three-years' apprenticeship, afterward continuing in their employ for eight years. He then went to Seattle, Wash., engaging for two years with the Washington Iron Company, after which he shipped, as oiler, on the Michigan, running from Portland to San Francisco. For the following five years he acted as engineer on the James G. Bayden, at the close of his service on this boat returning east, and he was given the position of foreman of the coal docks at Marquette, which he held one year. He then resumed marine life, shipping on the Wawatam in the capacity of second engineer. Mr. McCabe's future seems one of promise in his chosen line of work, for he has thus far succeeded in gaining the respect and confidence of all his employers. He is a single man.
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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.