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 Matthew Mulholland

Captain Matthew Mulholland, a well-known shipmaster on the Great Lakes, a son of James and Nancy Agnes (Mulvinny) Mulholland, was born November 4, 1847, in Liverpool, England. James Mulholland was a native of Belfast, Ireland, and lived for some years in Liverpool, England, prior to coming to America in 1849; the ocean passage consumed six weeks. He settled in Willoughby, Ohio. Mr. Mulholland spent the greater part of his early life as a salt-water sailor, later in life being employed in Cleveland by the C & P railroad as assistant baggagemaster. He died in February, 1894. Matthew is the oldest of three survivors of a family of twelve children, the others being Margaret, who married L. P. Bates, out of Willoughby, Ohio, who died in August, 1896; and Mary, married to Charles Laure, also of Willoughby, Ohio.

At an early age Captain Mulholland began his marine life, his first vessel being the Gen. Franz Sigel, Capt. Charles Morton, from which he went on the Milan, Ann Maria, and James F. Joy as seaman. He served as second mate upon the Zach Chandler, Oak Leaf and Pathfinder, and as mate with Captain McKeeghan. For half a season he had previously sailed the scow Daniel E. Bailey, owned by his father and himself, and this sold he took command of the schooner Senator for one year, later joining the H. G. Cleveland, on which he remained three years as master. In the spring of 1880 he entered the employ of Capt. Alva Bradley as master of the schooner Negaunee, which he commanded three years, afterward holding the same berth on the Thomas Quayle and Ahira Cobb, and the steamers Sarah F. Sheldon, E. B. Hale, R. P. Ranney, Henry Chisholm and Maurice B. Grover. In 1893 he assumed command of the steamer George Stone, sailing her five successful seasons, and giving satisfaction at all times to the owners by good seamanship and prompt business methods. At the close of the season of 1898 he rounded out eighteen years in the employ of Alva Bradley and the Bradley estate. Captain Mulholland has been very successful in the command of all the craft which have been entrusted to his care, thus winning for himself a good reputation in marine circles. During the winter months he superintends the repair work on several wooden vessels of the Bradley fleet. In June 1897, Captain Mulholland had his wife and daughter Sarah on a trip up the lakes with him. While passing Cleveland on the way down to Buffalo, he made a brief stop off that city, on the 20th, that he might send his passengers ashore on a tug boat. On climbing down a rope ladder from the deck of the Stone to the tug his daughter slipped and fell into the lake, and the Captain, who was looking over the rail to watch her descent, seeing her peril plunged overboard to her rescue. After a short search he brought the young girl to the surface and placed her in the hands of those on the tug. The parting of the father and daughter as the two vessels drew away from each other was one of affection and thankfulness, which will always be remembered by them.

On August 13, 1873, the Captain was married to Miss Elizabeth Ferguson, of Ashtabula, Ohio, and them have been born three children: Harry G., Sarah, and Matthew, who died January 20, 1891. The family home is at No. 437 Wade Park avenue, Cleveland. Socially, Captain Mulholland is a Master Mason and a member of the Royal Arcanum.


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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.