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
Table of Illustrations

Captain Donald Milloy

Captain Donald Milloy, as he is courteously known among the marine fraternity, is a gentleman who has experienced a useful life in the sailing world. He is the only surviving member of a large family of stalwart sons, every one of whom made his career upon the Great Lakes. His brothers numbered nine, and he had two sisters. Milloy's wharf has become a landmark of Toronto, at the foot of Younge street; it has been so long a leasehold of Captain Millory, one of nature's finest men, intellectually and physically.

Capt. Donald Milloy was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, in 1837, and was about six years of age when his parents transplanted him to Canada, and settled in the county of Brant. His education was well looked after in the common schools of that district and in the city of Brantford. When he was eighteen years of age, in 1855, he entered the shipping office of Messrs. M.I. Borst & Co. on Brown's wharf, foot of Church street, in Toronto. The company was at that time one of the principal firms of forwarders and wharfingers in Canada. For two years Captain Millory remained with them, then he sailed as assistant purser on the big passenger steamer Champion of which his brother Capt. Peter Milloy was commander. That vessel plied between Toronto and Oswego. Shortly afterward our subject was advanced to the position of purser on the steamer Zimmerman, sailing in the passenger and freight business between Niagara and Toronto, under charge of Capt. Duncan Milloy, another brother. That position he held for about five years, until 1862, when he conceived the idea of going into the vessel-owning business himself. His first venture as owner was in the sailing vessel Kenosha, which he bought from the late Col. Sheppard, of Chicago. At that time the Kenosha had the largest carrying capacity of any vessel sailing through the Welland canal, being capable of carrying 17,000 bushels of wheat, and Captain Milloy put her on the route between Chicago and Kingston. Finally he sold her to Christie & Kerr, and they ran her in connection with their Severn river lumber mills. Meantime, in the year 1864, Captain Milloy had leased the Yonge street wharf in Toronto, where he has carried on a general wharfinger business ever since, except during the years 1894-95.

When the American war closed Captain Milloy went to Halifax in 1867, and purchased the blockade runner Let-Her-B from Mr. Budd, a Southerner, who lived in Halifax as representative of a Charleston firm of influential merchants, who were winding up their business. The Let-Her-B was the best vessel they had to dispose of, and bringing her to Sorel on the St. Lawrence river, she was wintered there. At Quebec, Captain Milloy, in 1868, had her cut in two and then towed up through the canals to the upper lakes. After having her rebuilt and remodeled as a passenger vessel at Buffalo, he named her the Chicora, and took her to Collingwood in September, 1868, where the following season she was used by the Ontario government to carry the mails between Collingwood and Fort William, Dominion Confederation not having been accomplished at that time. She was chosen by the Sandfield Macdonald government because of her speed, which was rendered possible by the fine quality of her engines, having been particularly constructed to run the blockade. She made a fortune for her American owners on the run between Nassau, Wilmington and Charlotte during the war. The Chicora proved useful also at the time of the Red River rebellion in 1870 by carrying troops and supplies to Fort William. She took General Wolseley and his troops up to the Red river settlement, and later brought them back to Collingwood. In 1872 Captain Milloy sold the Chicora to Sir Frank Smith and the late Noah Barnhard, directors of the Northern railroad, and the former still owns her. Captain Milloy bought the steamer Silver Spray the following year and ran her from Toronto to Niagara and Port Dalhousie. He sold her the following winter to Capt. Tate Robertson, who took her to Georgian Bay. His next vessel was the steamer City of Montreal, which he bought in Chatham from the Merchants Bank. He put her under command of Capt. Thomas Leach, and ran her between Toronto and Oswego for two years, and between Cleveland and Port Stanley for one year, then, in 1877, he sold his interest in her to Hagarty & Grasett, of Toronto. That was practically the end of Captain Milloy's vessel owning, except an interest he retained in the fleet of the Richelieu & Ontario Navigation Company.

After disposing of his vessel, he devoted his attention to the wharf business at Toronto for a number of years, finally buying in 1882 a magnificent farm of 600 acres near Paris, Ontario, which he has appropriately named Oak Park Stock Farm. His attention is now divided between the farm and his wharf interests in Toronto, both of which enterprises are under efficient management. Recently he erected on his farm one of the largest, if not the largest, and most complete barns in Canada and there he also has a delightful and commodious residence.

Captain Milloy is still a bachelor; in politics he is a Liberal; and in religion is a Presbyterian.


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Volume I

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.