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 Edward Mooney

Captain Edward Mooney was born in Manchester, England, May 1, 1843, and came with his parents, John and Margaret Mooney, to the United States in the spring of 1851, and settled in Cleveland, where he attended the parochial schools until thirteen years of age.

John Mooney was a sailor on the Great Lakes for over thirty years, and his son Edward early manifested an inclination for a marine life, and in the spring of 1857 began sailing on the propeller Iron City as forecastle boy, with Capt. Ed. Turner as master. He remained on this boat until the fall of 1862, when, in January, 1863, he enlisted in the navy and was sent to the gunboat Lafayette, under command of Captain Walker, and stationed at Cairo. He was in service on her till May 6, 1863, when he shipped on Mississippi river boats and remained on them for sixteen months. He then returned to his home and accepted a position of wheeling under Capt. George P. McCoy on the propeller Pewabic, remaining on her till she was lost on Lake Huron August 9, 1865. The balance of the season he went wheeling on the propeller Ironsides, Capt. Ed. Turner, master, and in 1866 accepted the position of second mate on the propeller Mineral Rock and with his old commander, Capt. John McCoy.

During the seasons of 1867-68-69-70, he was mate on the steamers Michael Groh, Manitowoc, Union, and Adriatic, and the following season, 1871, found him master of the Adriatic, running between Chicago, Goderich and Saginaw. During the winter of this year this vessel was sold at sheriff's sale and dismantled. In 1872 he became first mate of the Union line's propeller Pacific, under Captain Murch, and in 1873 started the season as first mate on the steamer Arctic, Capt. Ed. Turner. During the summer the Captain sickened and died, so he took command of the boat for the balance of the season. For three full seasons, 1874-75-76, and part of 1877 he was master of the passenger steamers Atlantic, Pacific, and St. Louis, and during 1878 served the steamer Japan as her mate and pilot, thence going to the propeller Arizona as master for the seasons of 1879-80-81, and in 1882-84 continued in this position on the propeller Winslow. In 1885-86 was master of the steamer India. Leaving the passenger service in 1887, he took command of the steambarge Vienna, then assumed charge of the steel steamer Cambria for the seasons of 1888 and 1889, after which, in 1890, he entered the employ of Lake Superior Iron Company, which was building two steel steamers, and took out the first one, the LaSalle; in 1891 two more steel steamers were constructed by this company, and he was placed in charge of the Wawatam (one of the newly built boats), a charge he held since that time.

He is a member of the Ship Masters Association, of Cleveland, and was the first recording secretary of that branch.

On January 9, 1868, he was married to Miss Sharon, of Rockport, Ohio, and by this marriage had seven children, four of whom are living: James, Frank, William and Charles. Edward, May and Leo are deceased. Two years after the death of his first wife he was again married, this union being with Miss Margaret, a sister of his first wife. They have one child, Zita.


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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.