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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Christopher J. McGurn

Christopher J. McGurn, although a young man, has by his efficiency in both theory and practice, already attained to a responsible and lucrative position. But eight years have passed since he first adopted marine engineering as a profession, and he has advanced so rapidly that he is now chief engineer of the Reed Wrecking Company, and practically has under his charge the machinery of the three tugs of the line, together with the entire wrecking outfit. His knowledge of machinery appears to be intuitive, and he has doubtless inherited a share of his father's mechanical genius.

Mr. McGurn is a son of John and Elizabeth (Maloy) McGurn, and was born in Bay City on Christmas day, 1866. He has a brother Thomas, who is a marine engineer, now serving as second in the Protector. His mother's brother, Thomas Maloy, was also a marine engineer, and the fraternity lost a trusworthy brother when death claimed him on January 26, 1897, in Bay City, Michigan. Christopher McGurn acquired his education in the public schools at Cheboygan, to which place he moved with his parents, after which he went to Duncan City to work in the shop with his father. In the spring of 1890 he first devoted himself to marine engineering, preliminary to which he shipped as fireman with his uncle, Engineer Thomas Maloy, in the steamer W.H. Sawyer. The next season he joined the steamer Iosco as oiler with Chief Thomas Welsh. In the spring of 1892 he shipped as oiler in the steamer Neosho, remaining in her until May, 1893, being advanced to the position of first assistant engineer the second season and was then transferred to the Neshoto holding that berth until the fall of 1894. The next spring he was appointed second engineer of the passenger steamer Lawrence, of the Graham & Morton Transportation Company. In the spring of 1896 Mr. McGurn entered the employ of the Reed Wrecking Company as second engineer in the lake tug George W. Parker, and in July was appointed chief and laid her up that fall. The next season he was transferred to the fine steamer tug Protector, as chief engineer, with supervision over the other tugs of the company and the entire machinery of the wrecking outfit, which responsible position he holds at this writing. During the winter months he is employed in overhauling and repairing the engines and machinery of the company, and by industry and ability commands the entire confidence of his employers.

Fraternally, Mr. McGurn is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, and has been, during the last three years, recording secretary of Cheboygan Lodge No. 55. He makes his home with his parents in Cheboygan, Michigan.


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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.