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 Bernard W. Morgan

Captain Bernard W. Morgan has been a lake mariner for thirty-eight years in the various capacities from boy to mate and master. At this writing he is with Boutell & Smith as master of the fine steamtug Charlton, a Canadian bottom which that firm operates in their raft-towing business. Captain Morgan was born in Belfast, Ireland, January 14, 1848, and is a son of John and Catherine (McManus) Morgan. The father was a British soldier for twelve years, and was assigned to the East India Company's troops, doing garrison duty at Matamoras, Bombay and other East India stations. He was honorably discharged from service on account of rheumatism, and removed to America in 1851, locating at Penetanguishene, Ontario, where Bernard acquired his primary education.

It was in 1860 that Captain Morgan began sailing as boy in the schooner Wilson, of Goderich, Ontario, with Captain Spence, and the next two years he shipped before the mast in the American vessel Mary Ann Hurlburt, which was chartered by the government and engaged in carrying to the Indians their annuities in money and supplies; General Webb, of Bayfield, Wis., was the Indian agent at that time over the Lake Superior reservations. At the end of two seasons our subject was made mate, and in the spring of 1865 he was advanced to the position of master, sailing the Mary Ann Hurlburt until the expiration of the treaty with the Indians, in July, 1866, when he was appointed second mate of the propeller Favorite, trading between Marquette and Portage Lake. That winter his steamer laid up in Chicago, and he paid a visit to his parents in Canada. In 1867 he came out as mate in the H. P. Murray, which was new, retaining that berth two seasons. The next spring he joined the Delaware as mate with Captain Cotton, and remained in her until the fall of 1871, followed by a season as mate of the tug Minnie Hall, towing out of Bing Inlet for the Georgian Bay Lumber Company. In 1873 he was second mate in the tug Wales, closing as mate in the schooner Maple Leaf; in 1874, was master on the schooner Elizabeth; 1875, mate on the schooner Prince Edward, of Picton, Ontario; 1876, master of the schooner Phoebe-Catherine; 1877, mate of the passenger steamer Magnatawan, plying between Bing Inlet, Collingwood, Midland, Waubaushene and other ports; 1878, mate of the barge Hotchkiss; 1879, master of the Mary Back. In the spring of 1880 Captain Morgan entered the employ of the Collingwood Towing & Wrecking Co., as master of the lake tug Mary Ann, which he sailed three seasons, when she was sold, and he shipped as mate of the schooner Sligo. In the spring of 1884 he was again appointed master of the Mary Ann, and sailed her four seasons for Marks & Coe, of Port Arthur. In 1888 he was appointed mate of the steamer Chamberlin, but closed the season as mate in the schooner Moravia, passing the next season in the Minnehaha, and in 1890 he joined the steamer Charlemagne Tower as mate. In the spring of 1891 he entered the employ of the Saginaw Bay Towing Company as master on the lake tug Charlton, and has continued in command of her, giving the utmost satisfaction, never having lost a raft or put his fine boat into trouble of any nature during the twenty-five years he has been engaged in that difficult branch of lake marine. He is a member of the beneficial order of the Maccabees.

Captain Morgan married Miss Agnes, daughter of Dennis and Margaret Hurley, of Penetanguishine, Ont. The family homestead is at No. 1111 Litchfield street, West Bay City, Michigan.


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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.