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 Harry Montgomery

Captain Harry Montgomery, of the harbor tug Dreadnaught, of Cleveland, was born in Bangor, Ireland, in 1861. His father, Capt. James Montgomery, sailed vessels to the East Indies for twenty years, one of them being the sugar ship Robina, which he commanded for fifteen years. He was often accompanied by his family on these trips and it was while the ship was lying in the harbor of Bombay that one of his daughters was born on board; she was accordingly named Robina, after the name of the vessel. Upon retiring from sailing Captain Montgomery embarked in the lime, coal and brick business on shore. He also owned four coasting vessels. His death occurred in 1896, when he was eighty-seven years of age.

Harry Montgomery commenced sailing at the age of eleven years in the ship Arbitrator. On the third voyage to Quebec she was caught in a storm and waterlogged, but they succeeded in navigating her to St. Pierre island, where she remained six weeks, undergoing repairs. Young Montgomery was sent by his uncle, who commanded the vessel, to Halifax on the steamer George Shadduck, and from that port he sailed on the steamer Hibernian for Liverpool, where he was met by his mother, who, warned by a dream, had come up from Bangor to meet him, although he had informed no one that he was on his way home. For two years he sailed to Troon, Ayr and Ardrossan, Scotland, on his father's vessel, and he then went to sea again. He made a trip from Belfast to Pensacola, Fla., and returned in the ship Fannie Atkinson, being absent nine months, and he subsequently joined the Rosedale, loaded with steel rails for the New York Central railroad. After a voyage of fifty-six days the vessel reached Baltimore in a leaking condition and was placed on the ways for repairs. Montgomery leaving her there and joining the schooner Ruth A. Price, in the fruit trade out of Baltimore. After about five months he went to the lakes and shipped on the steamer Missouri, serving as deckhand for about half of one trip, when he was made wheelsman, holding that post for the remainder of the season. Then he was wheelsman in the steamers Oakland and Ontonagon, being wrecked off Conneaut, while employed on the latter vessel; the Ontonagon had four vessels in tow but was caught in a storm and had to drop them. She was leaking badly and finally broke in two. Eight of the men got off in a fourteen-foot boat, while the remaining five floated about on half a vessel for nearly three days before the tugs Annie Moiles, Cora B., Ella M. Smith and S. S. Rumage went to their relief. In 1883 Captain Montgomery took out his master's papers, and he has since commanded the harbor tugs Cora B., Music, Curtis, R. K. Hawley, Florence, Cushing, T. M. Moore and Dreadnaught.

The Captain was married in 1890 to Miss Eleanor Hobson, of Cleveland, and they have two children, Robina and Harry.


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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.