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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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Henry L. Miller

Henry L. Miller, whose parents were natives of Bavaria, Germany, was born at Buffalo, March 12, 1836. He is one of the pioneer engineers of Buffalo harbor, having thirty- four issues of license, and, like the average German-American, his life and habits have been very steady, so that today, although at the age when most men retire from daily labor, he is still able and hearty enough not to give that question any serious attention.

Mr. Miller obtained all the schooling it was his privilege to enjoy before the age of twelve, for at that time he commenced work for a Dr. Neuman as office boy, remaining there about two years. He then engaged with George W. Rees as a printer's "devil," which employment he tired of after a year, when he went to work running a small engine for a whip manufacturing concern, being so employed about another year. When about seventeen he began his sailing career as porter on the Queen of the Lakes and Mount Vernon, remaining on each a season. He then went into David Bell's machine shop to learn the machinist's trade, continuing in the same place as a journeyman for another year and a half. Next we find him filling the berth of second engineer of the City of Buffalo for the season of 1860, and during one year of the war he was on the supply boat A.C. Steinar as her chief, plying around Virginia and Washington. After this service he again went on the lakes as second of the Neptune for two seasons and the Potomac for three seasons; was then second on the Tonawanda for one season, and the following season became her chief, continuing as such until she was sunk off Sturgeon Point, Lake Erie. His next employment was a service of five seasons as chief of the old Mohawk, which burned while laid up in the Erie basin at Buffalo. He was then chief of the Oneida for two seasons and the Annie Young for the three succeeding seasons, after which he fitted and brought out new the steamer Lycoming, running her three seasons, which (in 1885) closed his experience on the lakes. Having accepted the position of chief engineer of Weyand's brewery, he remained there about four years and then embarked in the tailoring business with his son, a year later engaging with the Case & Bayne Refrigerator Co., for whom he put up the sixty-five-ton ice machine in Lang's brewery. At this time he went to Cleveland and put in three machines, and to Erie, Penn., where he remained a year, running two refrigerating machines. Returning to Buffalo he ran a like machine for the Empire brewery, remaining a year with them, and then engaged with the Arctic Ice & Cold Storage Co. to run an ice machine, continuing in that position six months. At the end of that time he accepted his present position as chief engineer of the Clinton Co-operative Brewing Company, which he has since retained.

Mr. Miller was married in 1860 to Miss Mary Anna Huck, and of the children born to this union the following are living: August H., senior member of the firm of Miller & Patridge, prominent tailors, located at No. 60 Main street, Buffalo; Josephine, wife of F.P. Manhardt, a printer; Harry, Louis, Harriet, Mamie, Elizabeth and Blanche. The family residence is at No. 475 Ellicott 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.