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 Warren E. Morris

A long and varied career has been the lot of Captain Morris, who has now sailed on the Great Lakes for nearly forty years. He was born near Erie, Penn., September 29, 1849, and is a son of Capt. Isaac T. and Sarah C. (Cook) Morris, natives of Herkimer, N.Y. and Orange, Vt., respectively. The father was a sailor until 1895, then engaged in the vessel brokerage business for a time, and later became connected with the Chicago Board of Trade.

As a boy, Warren E. Morris went with his father on the schooner Ethan Allen for one season, and in the spring of 1860 was again with him on the bark S.B. Pomeroy, in which the father owned a one-fourth interest. He remained on the Pomeroy until 1865, when in February of that year he enlisted in the 193rd O.V.I., serving with that command until the close of the war. After being mustered out at Camp Chase, Ohio, in August of that year, he went to Cleveland and began sailing. Making his way to Buffalo on the propeller Arctic, Captain Morris again joined the Pomeroy and laid her up in the fall. In the spring of 1866 he went on the bark Naomi with Capt. James Carpenter, remaining with that vessel until October 1868. On March 12 of that year, he had married Miss Elizabeth A. Shafer, and lived in Cleveland. The same fall he went as second mate with Capt. Charles Deott on the schooner William Case. The following year he was second mate on the Colonel Cook with Capt. Richard Neville until September, when he went as first mate on the schooner Consuelo, leaving the latter vessel in October to ship on the schooner Sea Bird with Capt. Loftus Gray. The Sea Bird went to Rock Falls for a load of lumber, was caught in a northeast wind while at her dock, broke her lines, and drifted on the beach. The next year Captain Morris was first mate on the bark Kate Darley, with Capt. James Grant, and later in the season was mate on the bark Margaret R. Goff. He sailed the Pomeroy the next two seasons, the schooner Eliza Gerlach one season, and in the spring of 1874 again took charge of the Pomeroy, sailing her one season. He was then captain of the schooner A. H. Moss three seasons, the bark Kate Darley two seasons, and the schooner R. B. Hayes eight seasons. He sailed the steamer Germanic during the season of 1888, and the next year purchased an interest in the Horace A. Tuttle, which he sailed for two seasons. He was captain of the George Presley in 1891, the steamer Joseph Fay in 1892, the E. B. Hale in 1893, and the Maurice B. Grover from 1894 up to the present time.

Captain and Mrs. Morris have one daughter, Claudia A., who is the wife of T.C. Collings, a dealer in bicycles and saddles, and is interested in the manufacture of horseless carriages.


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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.