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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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George B. Milne

Forty years or more have been spent by George Bannerman Milne, chief engineer of the J.H. Devereux, in the commercial marine of the Great Lakes. He was born in Glenburnie, New York, his mother being in that city on a visit, in 1838. His father was Alexander Milne, a Scotch engineer who came to America a short time after the year 1830 to become chief engineer of the Royal Mail line, and who resided at that time, in Canada. George B. Milne spent his early days in school, afterward becoming time-keeper in the Dry Dock Engine Works of Montreal, which were owned by the firm Milne & Milne, his uncle, John A. Milne, being one of the proprietors. He spent eight years at various times in this establishment, becoming a skillful machinist and engineer. He commenced sailing in 1856, that year placing the engines in the new steamer Tinto, and running them for three months afterward. After the Tinto burned, which occurred while she was on her way up Lake Ontario, seventeen lives being lost at the time, he returned to Oswego where he made his headquarters for some time, and became engineer of the steamer Cincinnati, whose name was afterward changed to the City of Hamilton. He spent five years in this vessel, after which he was engineer successively of the steamers Avon, which later had the Tinto's engines, and the Jacques Cartier. After being with the Cartier for two seasons, he accepted a contract with the firm of Gilbert & Bartley, engine builders, to the lake St. John to place a pair of engines in the steamer Metabetchouen. He remained with this boat two seasons. Her name was later changed to The Pioneer. In 1861 he assumed charge of the engine room of the steamer Nicolet, being made master after he had been in her two months. He spent two years in Vermont and the East as contractor, building docks, piers, etc., and one steamer, after which he went to Quebec and commanded successively the steamers Conqueror No. 1, James G. Ross, Progress and M. Stevenson. For a time he was engineer of the St. Lawrence Steam Navigation Company, which operated thirty-eight vessels. He changed from one vessel to another very often, as his duties required, and thus saw service on nearly all the fleet. Then he went to Oswego again and took the steamer Flora, leaving her at the close of the season, and sailing as chief in the steamer Samuel Marshall for the two seasons following. In 1892 and 1893 he had charge of the engine room of the Viking, and in 1894 he was chief in the Elfin-Mere and the Arundel successively. During a part of the season of 1895 he was in the employ of the Detroit Ferry Company, in the steamer Fortune, being in the steamer Chisholm the remainder of the year. He was chief engineer of the Devereux during the season of 1896 and 1897.

In 1868 Mr. Milne was married to Miss Margaret D. McBean, of Athol Mills, Prescott county, Ontario. Their children are McBean, a Baptist clergyman in Detroit; George M., a marine engineer; Mortimer, Annie, Charles, Russell, Christina, Lorne, William and Inez. A daughter, Addie, is deceased.


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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.