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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George A. Miller

George A. Miller possesses all the requirements necessary to enable him to take a prominent place among the chief engineers on the lakes. He was born in Lockport, N.Y., May 14, 1850, and is the son of George A. and Jane (Bolstar) Miller, both natives of New York State. His grandparents were natives of Vermont.

Mr. Miller acquired a liberal education, graduating from the high school of Lockport. He learned many of the fundamental principles of the calling he elected to follow by serving an apprenticeship of three years in the shops of the Pound Manufacturing Company, of Lockport, N. Y., after which he went to Titusville, Penn., and entered the employ of F. Ames, with whom he remained two years. In 1870 he came to Port Huron and entered the employ of the New York Coast Wrecking Company. The next season he shipped on the steamer Nelson Mills, as fireman, and in the spring of 1872 took out a marine engineer's license and was appointed first assistant on the steamer Mary Mills. In the spring of 1873 he was appointed chief engineer of the tug C. M. Farrar and ran her until she was sold, finishing the season on the steamer J. L. Beckwith, as first assistant. This boat was sold to the Port Huron & Sarnia Ferry Co., and the next season he went on the lake tug Frank Moffat, which was engaged in wrecking. Here he remained until in the spring of 1877 he was appointed chief engineer of the tug W. B. Castle, transferring to the tug J. L. Hawkins that fall, and the following season coming out as chief of the Beckwith, which berth he held three seasons. In the spring of 1881 Mr. Miller was appointed chief engineer of the steamer City of Concord. He also fitted her out the next season, but afterward joined the Omar D. Conger, plying as ferry between Port Huron and Sarnia, and remained in her until August, 1885, closing that season on the steamer Simon Langell. In the spring of 1886 he was appointed chief engineer of the steamer Kalkaska and has had charge of her machinery eleven consecutive seasons, serving also during the season of 1898. In 1894 the mate of the Kalkaska fell overboard in Cuyahoga river at Cleveland during the great flood, and would have been drowned but for the prompt action of Mr. Miller.

On December 8, 1876, Mr. Miller wedded Miss Mary E., daughter of Charles and Sarah Church, of Port Huron, Mich. One son was born to this union, Charles, who married Miss Sarah McCollam, their children being Florence and George A. Miller. Charles Miller is in business in Port Huron as proprietor of the Empire steam laundry, which his father purchased for him. The family home is at No. 828 Wall street, Port Huron. Socially Mr. Miller is a Master Mason, a member of Royal Arcanum, the Knights of the Maccabees, and the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association.


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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.