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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William Meade

William Meade is of English parentage, and is a son of Cornelius and Elizabeth (Maidment) Meade, the former of whom was a machinist. Their family consisted of two children: William, the subject of this sketch, and Harriet, wife of David Sullivan, who is also a machinist.

Mr. Meade was born January 11, 1852, in London, and emigrated to Canada in 1869, locating at Toronto. He has been at work at his chosen calling since twelve years of age, and before leaving his native land was employed in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich, where they manufactured and still manufacture heavy guns and carriages on a large scale. He learned his trade, however, at McKicknie & Bertram's tool works in Dundas, Canada, and also worked in other Canadian shops a couple of years, beginning when about twenty years of age, and serving an apprenticeship of four years in the first named place. Since coming to America he has worked in a large number of shops during the winters of his sailing career. Mr. Meade was not above beginning at the bottom round of the ladder, and unlike many other engineers who graduate from machine shops into steamers in the lake service, he commenced his sailing as fireman on the Canadian steamer Armenia in 1878. During the two succeeding seasons, however, he was second engineer of the Armenia and Chicora, respectively, the latter of which was an old blockade runner during the Civil war in America. At this period he changed to American vessels, and in 1881 shipped out of Buffalo as second engineer of the passenger steamer Pacific, of the Union Steamboat line. The next season he was second of the steamer Japan, of the Anchor line, and in 1883 he was chief engineer of the H.D. Coffinberry. During 1884-85 he was second of the H.J. Jewett and Winslow, and for the seasons of 1886-87- 88 he was chief engineer of the Lycoming, of the Anchor line. For those of 1889-90 he was chief of the Susquehanna, and for 1891 of the Nyanza, owned by McBrier, of Erie, Penn. In 1892 Mr. Meade brought out the steamer Uganda new, and held chief engineer's berth in her for that season and also those of 1893-94-95-96. For the season of 1897 he received his appointment as chief of the Savona, formerly the Emily P. Weed. For season of 1898 he was appointed chief of the T.W. Palmer. Mr. Meade is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association No. 1, of Buffalo, and in fraternal affiliation he is a Freemason, belonging to DeMolay Lodge No. 498. He was married at Buffalo in 1881 to Miss Agnes McCabe. They reside at No. 209 Potomac avenue, Buffalo, New York.


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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.