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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Louis Moss

Louis Moss, a well-known engineer of the Great Lakes, was born in Prussia, Germany, February 17, 1848, a son of Louis A. and Regina (Kephant) Moss, who were also natives of that country and emigrated to the United States in 1857, locating in Buffalo, N. Y., on May 11, of that year. There the mother died in 1887, but the father, who is a tile manufacturer, is still living and now makes his home in Michigan.

The subject of this sketch was nine years old when, with his parents, he took up his residence in Buffalo, where he was reared and learned the machinist's trade at Sutton Brothers' Vulcan Iron Works. He began sailing from that port in 1862, as engineer on the yacht Grace Trecott, on which he remained until his removal to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1867. There he took charge of the tug Lidy Fox; in 1868 was on the tug Nelson, of Cleveland, and in 1869 was assistant engineer on the steamer Winslow, plying between Cleveland and Duluth in the passenger trade, and belonging to the Anchor line. In 1870 he was assistant engineer under D. P. Stewart, on the steamer Alaska, which made all lake ports, and remained on her until she was laid up in the fall of 1876. The following year he came to Chicago and took charge of the Chicago Starch Works, serving as superintendent of that establishment for two years and seven months. From the fall of 1879 until March, 1882, he was superintendent of the Arkenberger Starch Works, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and then again resumed steamboating as engineer on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers between Peoria and St. Louis. In 1883 he accepted the position of chief engineer for Halliday Brothers, at Cairo, Ill., having charge of all their boats until 1892, when he returned to Chicago and resumed steamboating on the lakes, as engineer with the Van Buren line. The following year he was made chief engineer of the Stiles building, where he remained for three years and seven months, after which he was assistant engineer of the "Brevoort Hotel", but has since returned to the lakes. He ran the first compound engine on the lakes, and is now one of the oldest and most highly respected engineers of Chicago.

In 1867, in Buffalo, Mr. Moss was married to Miss Mary Fleeman, a native of that city, and a daughter of Adam Fleeman, an early and prominent business man of Buffalo. Six children were born of this union, namely: Minnie, now Mrs. Blust, of Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Mamie Arter, of Chicago; Mrs. Lillie Powers, of Los Angeles, Cal.; Carrie, who died in 1895; Louis C. whose sketch appears below; and Charles.


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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.