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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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A. McMinn

A. McMinn, who is a prominent tug man, both as pilot and engineer, was born in 1861 in Thomaston, Maine, and came to Buffalo with his parents about 1867, here attending the public schools. After leaving school he entered the employ of Knight & Sisson to learn the machinist's trade. Mr. McMinn first became connected with the tugging business in the spring of 1872, beginning as fireman on the tug Double Exhaust, and the following season served in the same capacity on the tug Sarah E. Briant. His next tug was the Post Boy, on which he was employed two seasons. In the spring of 1876 he entered the employ of Hingston & Woods as fireman on the J. F. Bean, being advanced the following season to the berth of engineer, which he held two years. In 1879 he shipped on the tug Maud S., and took her to Pequaming, Lake Superior, where he ran her that season. On returning to Buffalo in the spring of 1880 he was appointed engineer of the tug John F. Griffin, was given a similar position the following season on the A. P. Dorr, and in 1882 on the tug Alpha, continuing on her four years, after which he went to Chicago and took charge of the machinery of the tug Morford. On his return to Buffalo the next season he entered the employ of the Maytham Tug line as engineer of the Annie P. Dorr; in 1888 he was transferred to the E. C. Maytham, and in the spring of 1889 he was appointed master of the tug Adams. In 1890 Mr. McMinn went to Duluth as chief engineer of the Inman Tug line, running the iron tug Record, so named for the Marine Record, published in Cleveland, where the tug was built. He remained with Captain Inman two years and while there was recognized as a veritable "doctor" of tug machinery, saving many a repair bill to the firm by his knowledge of mechanics. In 1892 he took the tug O'Brian at Oscoda, Mich., and in the spring of 1893 was appointed her engineer, going out of Conneaut, Ohio; in the spring of 1894 he was appointed engineer of the river tug Howard, at Ashland, and the following season became engineer of the Pleasure boat Idle Hour, for W. Zeigler, at Buffalo. In 1896 he was appointed master of Maytham's tug Alpha, which he sailed until the close of navigation, and during the winter he had charge of the tug Woods, running as tender or dispatch boat on the Niagara river, in connection with the water-works crib and other Buffalo enterprises. Mr. McMinn is a member of the American Association of Masters & Pilots and of the Buffalo Harbor Tug Pilots Association. He has nineteen issues of marine engineer's license and nine issues of pilot's licenses.

Mr. McMinn was married, in 1882, to Miss Loretta Hackett, of Buffalo, and their children are George, Loretta, Albert and Grace. The family residence is at No. 102 Hawley street, Buffalo.


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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.