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
Table of Illustrations

Captain Amos H. Myers

Captain Amos H. Myers is the son of Capt. James H. Myers and his wife, Elenora (Perlow), the former of whom had been a master of sailing vessels since 1854 and after forty-five years of service on the lakes was lost with his vessel, near Grand Haven, Mich., in 1872. His parents were born and married in Clayton, Jefferson Co., N. Y., and moving to Cleveland in 1854, located on Pearl street. Among the last vessels sailed by Capt. James H. Myers was the Montcalm, owned by E. G. Merrick, of Detroit.

Capt. Amos H. Myers was born in Cleveland, Ohio, April 3, 1857, and received a liberal public-school education in Cleveland, and on July 8, 1871, he shipped on the General Burnside, going before the mast in the barge India the following season. He then sailed with Capt. George Miner in the schooner Montpelier, and with Captain Case in the Cascade, he was also on the schooner Bellow, Blazing Star, Monterey, three years, and Granger with Capt. William Sherley; also on the schooner Mary Copley, now the Madaline Dunning, and the schooners George Sherman and Correspondent, closing the season of 1879 in the Mont Blanc, with Captain Dennis. In the spring of 1880 Captain Myers was appointed mate of the Timothy Baker, with Capt. Geo. Tower; in 1881, on the schooner James D. Sawyer, with Capt. Ira Mansfield; in 1882, on the schooner Eliza Gerlach, with Captain Delarkie; in 1883 on the schooner James E. Gilmore, with Capt. George Burtis; in 1884 he shipped as wheelsman in the steamer George Spender, with Captain Murphy, closing the season in the E. B. Hale; the next season he went as mate in the George W. Davis, followed by a season in the steamer Republic, with Captain Mullen, and another season as mate of the schooner Col. Cook, with Capt. Sol Hayward. In 1888 he joined the steamer J. S. Fay as second mate, and was appointed mate of the barge Ashland the next season, going as mate of the Margaret Alwill in 1891. The next two seasons he was mate of the steamer R. E. Shreck, and, in 1895 master of the S. L. Watson. In 1896 he was mate of the Malta, of the Minnesota line, in 1897 mate of the John N. Glidden, with Capt. J. Lampo; in 1898, mate of the H. J. Johnson, with Capt. C. Miner, which he laid up at Buffalo at the close of navigation.

Captain Myers is an active member of the American Association of Masters & Pilots of Steam Vessels, and resides at No. 398 St. Clair Street, Cleveland, Ohio.


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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.