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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Captain George A. McLeod

Captain George A. McLeod, at the age of fifteen, left home and went to Port Huron, where he has resided ever since. He is one of the most skillful steamboat masters sailing out of that port, and in his long experience as a captain on the Great American Lakes has filled many positions of responsibility and trust. During the last five years he has been the fleet captain for the Jencks Shipbuilding Company, and brings out all their new steam- boats. He is a man of well-defined characteristics, and although he expresses himself forcibly and earnestly, he makes no enemies among those whose friendship is worth the having - a Christian gentleman, a man of conscience and integrity.

Captain McLeod was born in Titusville, Penn., September 5, 1854, and is the son of William and Elizabeth (Ramey) McLeod. His father, who is a railroad contractor, was born in Scotland, and came to the United States when he was about twenty-eight years of age, locating near where Titusville now stands, where he met Miss Ramey, and soon after he had made her his wife, and where their son George, the subject of this sketch, acquired his education. After reaching Port Huron George McLeod in 1869 shipped as a boy on the schooner Adair, remaining all season. The next season's experience was on the brig Preble, being advanced to the grade of seaman the second year he was on the Preble. During the year 1871 he shipped as seaman out of Chicago on several vessels until the fall, when he was made second mate of the schooner Maize. The next season he came out as second mate on the schooner Collingwood, but changed from one vessel to another during the last part of the year. In 1873 he shipped as wheelsman on the river tug U.S. Grant. The three following seasons he shipped as mate on the schooner Halstead, the last half of the season of 1876 as master. The next vessel of which he had command was the schooner Homer, sailing her two seasons.

He then entered the employ of John Demas, of Detroit, as master of the schooner Belle Hanscom, sailing her the next five seasons, and at the same time being manager of the fleet of four vessels and tug Anderson, belonging to the same owner, and operating them as though they were his own vessels; making charters, attending repairs, employing the men and performing all business transactions necessary for their successful management until the close of the season of 1888, when he went to work for Mr. Bradley, of Cleveland, as master of the schooner Fayette Brown. The next season he transferred to the schooner D.P. Rhodes, and sailed her three seasons, or until July, 1892, when he was promoted to the command of the steamer Sarah E. Sheldon. His next steamboat was the Superior, sailing her until the close of the season 1893. It was in the spring of 1893 that Captain McLeod entered the employ of the Jencks Shipbuilding Company, as master of the steamer H.E. Runnells, sailing her two seasons. In the spring of 1895 he brought out new the steamer Linden, built by the company to the order of A.M. Carpenter. He sailed her two seasons, and then took command of the steamer Black Rock, built by the same company, and sailed her two seasons, up to the close of the season 1898. During the winter months Captain McLeod superintended all repair work necessary on these vessels. Captain McLeod was united in marriage to Miss Kate, daughter of Charles Stuart, of Port Huron, December 11, 1880. The children born to them were Elenior [sic], Florence and Georgia. In December, 1890, the wife passed to the better land. Captain McLeod, in January, 1893, led to the alter Miss Theresa, daughter of John Messmore, of Port Dalhousie, Ont., and one daughter, Theresa, has been born to them. The Captain is a member of the Grace Episcopal Church at Port Huron, of the Knights of the Maccabees, and of the Shipmasters Association, carrying Pennant No. 997.


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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.