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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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Luke Mullany

Luke Mullany, at present employed as assistant engineer at the Buffalo Water Works, was born at Roscommon, Ireland, and was brought to America by his parents when he was eighteen months old. His father, John Mullaney, was a farmer in the old country, and became a quarryman in Saratoga County, N. Y., after he came to this country. The mother's name was Mary Golden.

Luke Mullany obtained his education in Saratoga County, and began his seafaring life on the old steamer Southern Michigan, which belonged to the Southern Michigan & Northern Indiana line, working a season on the steamer. The following season he was fireman on the Crescent City and Forest Queen, respectively, and the next in the same capacity on the Winona, of the New York Central line, and the Troy. He then became second engineer on the tug Noah P. Sprague. His next employment, in 1860, was as second engineer of the steamer Wabash Valley, of the Goodrich line, upon which he remained until she sunk in collision with the steamer Mineral Rock, outside Saginaw Bay. She did not sink immediately, but was run to Black River, about twenty miles off, where she went down in shallow water, and was afterward raised, taken to Detroit and rebuilt. After being paid off at Detroit Mr. Mullany started for Buffalo on the steamer Mt. Vernon. The boiler of this steamer blew off the dummy light in Lake Erie, but he finally reached his destination in safety and obtained employment as second engineer on the propeller Rocket, of the New York Central line, for the balance of the season. She plied between Green Bay, Toledo and Buffalo.

In 1861 Mr. Mullany was second engineer of the propeller Hunter, which burned at the dock at Chicago just about the time she was being laid up at the end of the season. The following two seasons he was second engineer of the Empire State, chief of the Kentucky, and second of the Mohawk. In 1864 he was second engineer of the steamer St. Louis for the whole season; in 1865 was second on the Badger State; in 1866 was engineer on the propeller Saginaw; in the latter part of 1867 he served as engineer of the steam barge Howard; in 1868 he went on the New Era, and during the latter part of that season was engineer of the tug Mosier; in 1869-70 and part of 1871 he was engineer of the tug Monitor. For one season he also engineered tugs belonging to the Maytham line, and for the following nine years he was engineer of a hydraulic hoist at East Buffalo for the Eire Railroad Company, in whose employ he continued, at their docks at Buffalo and otherwise, until about May, 1883, when he was made assistant engineer at the Buffalo water works, in which employ he still remains.

Mr. Mullany was married in 1874 at Florence, Oneida Co., N. Y., to Julia E. Slater, and they have five children, named and aged (1898) as follows: John Thomas, twenty-one years; Loretta Evaline, nineteen; Edward Patrick, sixteen; Julia Frances, thirteen, and Arthur James, eleven.


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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.