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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 Hiram D. Moore

Captain Hiram D. Moore is a prosperous and enterprising citizen of Algonac, Mich., where he has at different times been engaged in the grocery and dry-goods business and he also erected a building and conducted a drug store successfully. He is a man of good business methods, and has acquired a handsome competency in real and personal property. Captain Moore is the son of Hiram C. and Orilla (Harkett) Moore, and was born in Rochester, N.Y., February 14, 1853, the family removing to Algonac, Mich., about the year 1856. The father sailed out of Algonac for a time in the earlier days of his residence there, and before retiring from the lakes to enter business became mate of the Planet, Comet and Orient, the Telegraph being his last vessel. He was a man of sterling integrity and won the friendship and esteem of all who knew him. He died March 7, 1895, preceded to the grave by his wife, who passed away May 10, 1894.

Captain Moore received a public-school education, attending until he reached the age of fourteen years. He also went to school winters for some years after he commenced to sail, which was in 1867, his first berth being in the tug Mayflower as deckhand, with Captain William Ames. The next spring he shipped before the mast in the schooner Lucy Orchard, and he was also with Captain Day, in the old schooner Burchard one season. In 1870-71 he sailed the little barge Jennie. Then followed a period of several years during which he was wheelsman on lake tugs, notably the Sweepstakes, Satellite and Champion, with Capt. Hi. Ames. In the spring of 1878 he shipped as wheelsman on the steamer Ella Smith, serving two seasons in that capacity, after which, having taken out his license in 1879, he was promoted to the office of mate, holding that berth three seasons more. He came out as mate of the Star of Hope in the spring of 1883 and closed that season in the Lowell, in a like capacity, sailing in her again the following season. It was in the spring of 1885 that Captain Moore became mate of the steamer Rhoda Stewart, and four years later he was appointed master, sailing her for two seasons. In 1891 he stopped ashore and superintended the construction of the steamer F. W. Fletcher, in which he owned an interest, bringing her out new that season and sailing her until August, 1896, when he sold his interest and purchased a stock of groceries and dry goods in Algonac. He conducted that business successfully and also carried on a drug store in Algonac, for which he erected a substantial building, but in the spring of 1898 he disposed of his business interests ashore and purchased a steamboat which he purposes to put into a special trade; it will doubtless prove remunerative, as he has the necessary business qualifications.

On January 21, 1880, Captain Moore wedded Miss Maggie H. Lyons, daughter of Harker and Hannah E. (Cummings) Lyons. Her father died September 22, 1887, her mother April 10, 1887, at the age of sixty-nine years. The family homestead is a modern built house on Water Street, Algonac, Mich. Fraternally the Captain is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.


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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.