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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Quincy Miller

Quincy Miller
Quincy Miller, one of the most popular and best known engineers who have sailed the lakes, was born March 22, 1845, on a farm near Mayfield, Ohio, and it was at that place that he spent the earlier years of his life and acquired his education. He is a son of Joel and Polly (Van Gorder) Miller, his grandparents being Melanethon and Hannah, and his great-grandparents Samuel and Mary (Conklin) Miller, both of good old families and living to great age, Samuel dying when eighty-one years old, and his wife when ninety. Their family consisted of thirteen children, all of good vitality, their ages ranging from forty-six to ninety-one. In the grandparents' family were ten children, and in the parents' there were six, Quincy being the eldest son.

On October 17, 1861, Quincy Miller, the subject of this article, enlisted in Company C, Sixty-seventh O. V. I., reenlisting at Hilton Head, S. C., on December 31, 1863. Before the close of the war he had borne an honorable part in the battles at Blooming Gap, Va.; at Winchester, where he was captured, and after being held prisoner was recaptured by the First Michigan Cavalry at Lauray, a short time after having been paroled. A few days later he was engaged in the affair at Strasburg, Va.; and on the 30th of May, at Front Royal; at Harrison's Landing, July 11, 1862; at Malvern Hill, August 5; at Franklin, October 3; at Zuni, December 11 and 12; at the siege of Fort Wagner; and while at Charleston was under fire from July 10 to September 16, when on July 18 the regiment lost half of its number. On May 6 and 7, 1864, he was in the engagement at Chester Station, and after two days fighting at Swift Creek, Va., followed by the Drury's Bluff battle, lasting from the 12th to the 16th of May, he went into the battle at Wier Bottom Church, and Bermuda Hundred, from the 16th to the 30th of June, and at Deep Bottom Run in August, a running fight, lasting four days. On the 13th of October, 1864, he went into the engagement at Darbytown Road, and on the 27th was severely wounded in the head and left unconscious on the field. Recovering, he took part in the battles which led to the fall of Petersburg, April 2, 1865, and the surrender of General Lee, at Appomattox, April 8. He was honorably discharged from the service September 1, 1865, with one of the clearest records.

Upon his return from service of his country, Mr. Miller entered the employ of Pankhurst, Wallace & Sawtell to learn the machinist's trade, remaining with that firm three years. In 1869 he received his marine engineer's license, and was appointed first assistant on the steamer Northern Light, this being followed by service of like capacity on the City of Concord, Annie Dobbins, and Lowell, a period covering five years. He then became chief engineer of the steamer J. H. Devereux, Empire, Wocoken, Lawrence, Cormorant, Egyptian and Cumberland, and attained to the position of superintending engineer of the Winslow line of steamers, holding that responsible position eight years.

In 1887, at the time the Cleveland Shipbuilding Company was founded, Mr. Miller was called to take the superintendency of the boiler department of that concern, a position he filled to the entire satisfaction of all, he being also a stockholder up to the time of this writing.

Fraternally he is a member of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, No. 2, of Cleveland, which he has represented in national convention in New York, Philadelphia and Detroit; he is also a Royal Arch Mason and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His only son, L. A. Miller, is a lieutenant in the United States Light Artillery, was in the battle of Manila, and is now stationed at San Francisco, having been gunner of the starboard battery of the cruiser Boston, and by good action was raised three numbers. His daughter, Mate C., is the wife of H. A. Norton, a gentleman connected with the Cleveland Window Glass Company.


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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.