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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Edward F. Meeh

Edward F. Meeh, one of the most reliable engineers in the employ of the Lake Michigan & Lake Superior Transportation Co., is quiet and steady in the performance of his duties, and a thoroughgoing mechanic, having learned the trade of machinist and finisher before he adopted a lake-faring life. He was born in Urbana, Ohio, February 12, 1863, a son of John and Christiana (Gloss) Meeh, natives of Wurmberg, ober amt Maulbronn, Kingdom of Wurtemberg, Germany. The Meeh and Gloss families emigrated to the United States about 1854, and Mr. Meeh located on a farm near Lancaster, N. Y., which he cultivated one year. It was at this time that he married Christiana Gloss. He was a marble cutter by trade, and in 1856 removed to Springfield, Ohio, where he started in business along that line, carrying on operations there for four years, and then removing to Urbana, Ohio. In 1872 he went to Chicago and made that city his home until his death, which occurred in 1885, when he was fifty-six years of age. His widow now lives with her daughter at No. 765 West Twelfth street, Chicago, Illinois.

Edward F. Meeh attended the public schools in Urbana and Chicago, and after leaving school became an apprentice with the Consolidated Fire Extinguisher Company, in Chicago, where he learned the brass finishing trade, serving four years. It was in the spring of 1880 that he shipped as fireman in the steamer Menominee, holding that berth three seasons, after which he joined the passenger steamer John A. Dix, owned and sailed by Capt. David M. Cochrane, as oiler, and remained on her until the close of navigation in 1885, the last year filling the office of second engineer. In the spring of 1886 he was appointed engineer of the Duncan Robertson, operating out of Grand Haven. The next season he held the office of second engineer in the passenger steamer City of Ludington; in the spring of 1887 was appointed second engineer of the steamer Bessemer, and remained with her three seasons. He then passed a season in the steamer Jay Gould in the same capacity. During the year 1893 he stopped ashore as engineer in the West Chicago Street cable station, after which he again sailed as second engineer in the steamer Jay Gould two seasons. After passing another year ashore in the employ of the link Belt Machinery Company, of Chicago, as engineer, he was appointed chief engineer of the passenger and freight steamer City of Traverse, with Capt. John M. Twichell, plying between Chicago and Duluth. This steamer was running between St. Joseph, Mich., during the winter of 1897-98, and he took an active part in saving the passengers and crew, numbering forty people, of the steamer City of Duluth, which was wrecked near the mouth of that harbor that winter. He is a member of Chicago Lodge of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association.

On December 12, 1888, Mr. Meeh was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Philomena Chuchra, of Black Rock, N. Y. The children born to this union are Tillie C., Victor W., Hazel Elizabeth and Frederick Edward. The family residence is at 1323 Newport avenue, Chicago.


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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.