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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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Captain George A. McCoy

Captain George A. McCoy, the popular master of the side-wheel passenger steamer Superior, plying between Cleveland and Euclid Beach Park, was born in St. Clair, Mich., on December 20, 1854. He is the son of George and Elizabeth (Kitchen) McCoy. At the age of twelve he adopted the live of a sailor, sailing on small scows and schooners trading between Bay City and Port Huron as a pastime during vacations, going to the public schools at St. Clair during the winter months.

In the spring of 1870 he shipped in earnest on the ferry Hattie T. Brown, plying between Bay City and Banks (now West Bay City). The next two seasons he secured a berth on the larger ferry boat J. G. Hubbard, which plyed between Essexville and Bay City. In 1893 he was wheelsman on the steamer Nelson Mills, followed by a season on the A.A. Turner in the same capacity. The seasons of 1875-76 he passed as a wheelsman on the steamers R. Prindiville and S. D. Caldwell, respectively. In 1877 he entered the employ of the Bay City and Alpena Company, and remained on that route five years, as wheelsman on the passenger and freight steamers George L. Dunlap, Metropolis, Dove and Arundell alternatively, finally being promoted to the office of mate and sailing on all in that capacity. In the spring of 1882 Captain McCoy took out master's papers, and sailed the rafting tugs Willie Brown and Marion Teller for T. H. McGraw & Co., for three years, after which he took command of the side-wheel steamer Emerald, which was also engaged in raft towing. In 1886 he was appointed master of the W. A. Avery. The next spring he came out as mate of the new steamer Elfin-Mere, and in 1888 he was appointed master of the passenger steamer Lucille, plying between Saginaw, Bay City and other shore ports.

In the spring of 1890 he removed to Port Huron, Mich., and entered the employ of N. Mills as master of the schooner Leader, remaining on her two seasons when he advanced to the command of the steamer Point Abino, sailing her two seasons, after which he again assumed command of the Leader. He came out in the spring of 1895 as mate with Capt. D. A. Hutchinson on the steamer Iosco, remaining until July, when he was appointed master of the passenger excursion steamer Superior, holding this command until the close of the pleasure season 1897, when he was made the master of the steamer J. S. Fay, on which he closed the year.

He is a member of the Ship Masters Association No. 2 of Port Huron, and carries Pennant No. 880; also of the beneficial order of the Royal Arcanum. He is one of those masters designated as "lucky," never having met with an accident to his boat, or lost a man.

On February 12, 1877, Captain McCoy was united by marriage to Miss Sarah Fitzgerald, of St. Clair. Their children are: Bessie, Nellie, Edward, Harry and Allie. He removed with his family to Cleveland in 1896, and they reside at No. 253 Washington street.


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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.