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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Captain Charles Z. Montague

Captain Charles Z. Montague, although comparatively a young man, has attained good position as master of steamboats. He was born in Huron, Ohio, on July 7, 1857, and is the son of Capt. Robert Bruce and Sarah Jane (Johnson) Montague. His father will be remembered by many of the older class of lake mariners as a master of good repute, who attained his first command when but twenty-two years of age. This was the schooner Kanter, and on one voyage she was caught in a squall on Lake Michigan not far from the west shore, and rolled over. The Captain's wife, who was in the schooner at the time, and the entire crew, narrowly escaped death. Captain Montague then sailed the schooner Jura successfully nine consecutive seasons; the schooner J.B. Wilber eight seasons; the J.F. Card, two seasons, and closed his active life on shipboard as master of the steamer St. Paul. Upon his retirement, he returned to Duluth and opened a shipbroker's office, associating in partnership under the firm name of Miller & Montague, which he conducted up to that time of his death, which occurred in September, 1884, in Duluth, his wife following him to the world of rest November 18, 1897.

Capt. C.Z. Montague, whom this sketch more especially concerns, after acquiring a good public-school education in his native village, took up the lines of life followed by his father, shipping with him on the schooner J.B. Miller, when a boy, remaining nine years, during vacation of schools, finally attaining a position as mate, and in that capacity served until appointed master. In the spring of 1882 he was appointed master of the schooner Owasco, which he sailed two seasons, going thence onto the schooner Southwest. During the year 1885 the Captain engaged in business ashore. The next spring he entered the employ of the Republic Iron Company, of Cleveland, as master of the schooner Grace Holland, and sailed her three seasons. Captain Montague then superintended the construction of the steamer C.W. Elphicke, and having taken out master's papers, brought her out new in 1889, and sailed her four seasons. He then entered the employ of C.W. Elphicke & Co., of Chicago, as master of the new steamer Arthur Orr, which was built under his supervision, as was also the steamer George N. Orr. He sailed the former three and the latter two seasons, resigning in the spring of 1898 to accept the command of the fine steel steamer Pontiac, owned by the Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company.

Captain Montague, since attaining to the command of vessels, has proved himself to be one of those masters usually designated as lucky, having always had a good boat under him, and meeting with no casualties. He owns a moneyed interest in the steamer C.W. Elphicke. He holds a composite interest in life, combining the duties of a sailor in summer with those of a farmer in winter, being assisted very materially by his accomplished wife in conducting the farm, which consists of two hundred acres in Huron township.

Socially, he is a member of the Ship Masters Association, and carries Pennant No. 278; is a Knight Templar of Erie Commandery No. 23, and a Knight of Pythias. Both the Captain and Mrs. Montague are active members of the Episcopal Church.

On April 15, 1884, Captain Montague was wedded to Miss Sarah, daughter of Isaac and Martha Newton, of Huron, Ohio. Two children, Newton Bruce and Edith, have blessed this union. The family homestead is in Huron, Ohio.


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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.