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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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George McLaughlin

George McLaughlin, although young in years, has by natural ability and close study of technical marine engineering works, fitted himself for the responsible position he now holds, as chief engineer of the largest passenger steamer on the lakes, the monitor Christopher Columbus. This monitor was built by the American Steel Barge Company, has become a great favorite with the traveling public since her debut at Chicago during the World's Fair year, when she carried 1,800,000 people with the loss of but one life, a member of the crew, and as she is now as well officered, all who ride on her experience the utmost comfort and confidence that they are well guarded against any form of accident.

Engineer George McLaughlin was born in Collingwood, Ont., on March 4, 1874, and is the son of Charles and Jennie (Cameron) McLaughlin. The father was born in New Brunswick, of Scotch descent, and the mother in Scotland, coming to Canada with her parents. After some years, attendance in the public schools of Collingwood, George, in 1884, removed to the United States, locating in West Superior, where he soon afterwards went to work in a sawmill. This occupation being somewhat out of the line of life he had marked out for himself to follow, he transferred the scenes of his labors to the machine shop of the American Steel Barge Company, remaining with that concern until 1892, learning the machinist's trade so thoroughly that he felt confident of his ability to take charge of marine engines. He assisted in putting in the machinery of the Christopher Columbus and in the spring of 1893 shipped as oiler on her, holding that berth three seasons, the fall of the second, however, going as oiler on the monitor A. D. Thompson, and in the spring of 1894 coming out as oiler on the monitor Colgate Hoyt, these several berths being rendered possible by the fact that the passenger seasons of the Christopher Columbus are of short duration. That same fall, after laying up the passenger steamer, he closed the season in the steamer W. H. Gilbert, of the Empire Transportation Company, and in the winter went down the Mississippi as third assistant engineer of the United States hydraulic dredge Beta, engaged in government work in the river, with headquarters at Memphis, Tennessee.

In the spring of 1896 Mr. McLaughlin was appointed first assistant engineer of the Christopher Columbus, closing the season in the Centurion as oiler, in order that he might gain experience with other machinery. That winter he worked in the machine shop of the American Steel Barge Company, at West Superior, taking out marine engineer's license in the meantime. In the spring of 1897 he fitted out the Christopher Columbus, and was appointed chief engineer and ran her all season on the route between Chicago and Milwaukee. That winter he sailed the supply boat Islay, on the St. Louis Bay for the Steel Barge Company. In 1898 he was chief engineer of the Christopher Columbus on the same route, she running in the line of the Chicago and Milwaukee Transportation Company.

In November, 1894, Mr. McLaughlin was wedded to Miss Tena M., daughter of William Foreman, of West Superior, formerly of Collingwood, Ont. One daughter has been born to this union. Fraternally, our subject is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association No. 78, of Duluth, Minnesota.


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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.