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 Ed Montgomery

Captain Ed Montgomery is a skillful tug master, and although he has not devoted many year to affairs maritime he has come forward rapidly and is now in command of one of the good boats of the White line, operating in Duluth harbor. He was born on a farm near Goderich, Ontario, September 25, 1865, son of Joseph and Lucy (Dockstader) Montgomery, the former of whom came to the United States when a child; the mother was born in Canada. The Captain spent his boyhood attending the public school and working in a high-class livery stable, where a fine breed of horses was kept and his admiration for a good horse developed, and although he made commendable progress in his studies the horses engrossed much of his time. It was in 1888 that he first decided to follow the lakes and shipped as fireman in the steamer Iron King, and when his boat was laid up he went to work in a livery stable, where he remained among his favorites all winter. The next spring he shipped on the steamer Ossifrage as fireman, closing the season in the tug J.L. Williams, and during the winter months he was in the employ of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Omaha railroad. During the season of 1890 he fired on the iron tug Record, was later wheelsman on the same boat, and was afterward transferred to the tug John Upham, changing from her to the John Martin and finishing the season in a pumping scow. The following year he helped to fit out the tug Walton B., after which he joined the tug Buffalo as fireman, transferred to the George Emerson, and closed the season in the Maud S. That winter he worked for the American Steel Barge Company until the Pathfinder came out, when he shipped in her as wheelsman, after one trip transferring to barge No. 118. At the close of the season he returned to work in the shipyard, and was next employed in Alfred Scarlet's livery in West Superior.

In 1893 Captain Montgomery took out pilot's papers and was appointed master of the steamer Rambler, owned by the Lake Superior Marine Supply Company, the next season sailing the same steamer for Joseph Hansel, of Canfield, Ohio, who had a boathouse in St. Louis harbor. In 1895 he chartered the steamyacht Cecelia B. and sailed her in the ferry and excursion business, doing fairly well. In the spring of 1896 he entered the employ of Captain Singer as mate of the tug Zenith, and at the end of two months was promoted to the command of the D.T. Helm, closing the season as master of the H.B. Abbott. The next spring he came out as master of the D.T. Helm, sailed the ferry tug Estelle, and completed the season as master on the H.B. Abbott, which he commands at the present writing. Fraternally he is a member of the American Association of Masters & Pilots of Steam Vessels.

In December, 1893, Captain Montgomery married Miss Minnie McMillan, daughter of William and Margaret McMillan, of Superior, formerly of Saginaw, Mich., and the children born to this union are Lucy Mabel and Edwin Joseph. The family reside at No. 504 Morris street, Duluth, Minn. Mrs. Montgomery's father served as a soldier during the Civil war.


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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.