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 M. F. Morgan

The Scotch-Irish race, combining as it does the brain and brawn of the "canny Scot", with the warm heart of the Irishman, has furnished to America a high type of citizen- ship, many of the leaders in various lines of effort tracing their descent from that noted race. The subject of this sketch, who is one of the ablest captains on the Great Lakes, possesses the best characteristics of the race, as his successful career demonstrates, and the following account of the manner in which he has made his way to the front in his chosen work will be of interest.

He was born April 22, 1866, in Eagle, Wis., the son of Mr. And Mrs. Frank Morgan. His father was born in the North of Ireland, and on coming to this country located for a time in Lowell, Mass., and later removed to Eagle, Wis., thence to Milwaukee, being engaged for about thirty years in these places as a grain trimmer. As the Captain went to Milwaukee with his parents during his childhood, his early school days were spent there under the instruction of the teachers in the Catholic parochial school, where he laid the foundation of a good practical education. The life of a seaman on the lakes impressed him, even in childhood, as desirable, and when he was but ten years old he ran away from home to take a position as cabin boy on the Corona, plying between Chicago and Milwaukee; but after two months his parents found him and compelled him to return home. In the following spring he secured a position as cabin boy on the Sheboygan, on which he remained during the season. After spending seven or eight years as cabin boy he was transferred to the deck department, starting as watchman on the Menominee, and continuing throughout the season.

The following summer was spent on the Depew, under Captain Raleigh, and the next change was to the Ludington, where he spent his first season as a wheelsman, and his second in the position of second mate, Captain Raleigh being in command during both seasons. For the next two seasons our subject was second mate on the steamer Chicago, and so well did he fill this responsible post that he was engaged as first mate on the steamer Muskegon, under Captain Carus, with whom he passed one season. In the following year he took a similar position on the City of Fremont, under Captains Coughlin and Kirtlan, remaining until January 15, 1895, and in the spring of 1895 was made captain of the A. B. Taylor, of Grand Haven, running between Michigan City and Chicago. This post he held until November 23, 1895, when he returned to the employ of the Hurson Transportation Company as captain of the City of Fremont, of which he had charge until February 1, 1896, and three days later he was appointed captain of the F. P. & M. No. 1, which he ran until the following April. Soon afterward he again took charge of the City of Fremont, with which he remained until January 1, 1898, and on February 14th he returned to the F. P. & M. No. 1, remaining on her till the first of April, when he resigned to bring out new the steel steamer America, built at Detroit for the Chicago and Michigan line. He was granted master's license in 1895, and his record is in itself an evidence of ability and skill in navigation, as he has never had any disaster of importance.

The Captain was married to Miss Elizabeth Dempsey, of Muskegon, and their home has been brightened by two sons, Clarence and Francis.


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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.