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

George Monro

George Monro is one of the best known gentlemen of which Canada can boast. There are few people, especially if they have traveled by boat at all, who do not know him, for he is always on hand when the big steamers arrive from Lewiston, Queenston and Niagara, to see that the passengers get their baggage through all right. Especially do bicylists of either sex owe a considerable debt to Mr. Monro for the facility with which he manages to let them have their wheels, while at the same time he is righteously strict of the fulfillment of the law. Mr. Monro's father was the fourth mayor of Toronto, and at one time member for East York in the Dominion Parliament. George Monro was born in 1843, in Toronto, in a residence at the corner of George and Palace streets, on the location where is now situated the "Black Horse Hotel."

George Monro's father resolved that his son's education should be thoroughly attended to, so he sent him to that most noted of institutions in Toronto, Upper Canada College, at that time situated on the north side of King street, between Simcoe and John Streets. Then young George went to Montreal and attended the high schools there for two years, after which he was under the tuition of the famous educationist, Rev. Dr. Atkinson, of St. Catherines. After leaving school Mr. Monro was articled to Frank Shanley, one of Canada's most prominent civil engineers at that time. During his engagement with Mr. Shanley he was out on the building of the Toronto and Guelph railroad, and the Guelph branch of the Grand Trunk Railroad of Canada. Continuing in the civil engineering business, Mr. Monro traveled over a great deal of territory in the United States. He put in a good deal of time in New Orleans, and was one of the engineers on the construction of the Illinois Central railroad. At that date, the well-known American contractor, Benedict, was in Canada constructing several railroads, and when he returned to the United States, and undertook the building of the Illinois Central, he had accompanying him several of the young Canadian engineers with whom he had become acquainted, among whom were our subject. On returning to Canada, Mr. Monro was again with the Grand Trunk railway, and at the time of the celebrated Fenian raid from the United States into Canada, he left for the frontier as one of the G. T. R. volunteers. They had, however, only reached Stratford on their journey when they received word that the raid had been successfully repelled, and that their services would not be required. This was rather a disappointment to the young men, for they were all eager for a brush with the invaders. Mr. Monro, as has been said, is descended from a good old Loyalist stock. His father and brothers fought side by side in the Revolutionary war on the side of the British, and at that time, when Fort Monroe was taken, the senior Mr. Monro was the second man over the wall.

In 1871 George Monro became connected with Her Majesty's customs, and has remained in the service ever since, his branch of the business being mostly attending to the traffic on the Great Lakes as landing waiter during the summer months, and as examiner of bonded warehouses and cars in the winter. At one time Mr. Monro went into farming, his homestead being known as Monro Park, to the east of Toronto and along-side Victoria Park. Both of these places are two of Toronto's most delightful summer resorts.

In spite of all the business activities and other engagements, Mr. Monro found that he could not escape Cupid's dart, and in the year 1866 was married to an estimable lady of Toronto, the result of this union being four sons and one daughter. Two of the sons died, as did also Mrs. Monro, in the year 1887. Mr. Monro remaining a widower. One of his surviving sons, Frank, is in the bank of Toronto at Cobourg, and the other, Neville, is attending the Jarvis Street Collegiate Institute in Toronto, and promises to become a man of mark. Miss Monro is the guardian angel of her father, and still remains at home on Sherbourne street, Toronto.

In politics Mr. Monro is a Conservative, but he is one of those civil employees who prudently consider that they have no call to meddle in partyism. Outside of that, what he doesn't know about the lake passenger business is not worth considering.


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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.