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 Hermann Myers

Captain Hermann Myers, one of five children - two sons and three daughters - of John and Mariah Myers, was born at Plau, Germany, in June, 1838. He attended school at his native place until about thirteen years of age, when he emigrated with his parents and other members of the family to this country, going direct to Buffalo, N. Y., where they settled, and where they and numerous descendants have ever since resided.

On their arrival here Hermann attended school, public and private, until seventeen years old, when he started work, decking on the steamboat Belle, on which he served one season, and then went on the steamer Michigan, plying between Buffalo and Green Bay, the following season. He was next cook on the schooners Agate, Ithaca, Columbia, Sophia Smith, Pebble, and various others, for fifteen years. This was followed with over twenty years' service in all branches, as cook, master, etc., on various craft, tugs, schooners and steamers, and for the years 1892-93-94-95-96 was master of the tug Halstead. He was on the Independent when wrecked on Lake Superior; on the Berlin when wrecked at Fairport, and on the Cataract when wrecked off Long Point; also on the Anna C. Rayner when wrecked on Middle island, Lake Huron. Captain Myers has quite a record as a fisherman, in which business he has been engaged for over thirty years being one of the oldest established fishermen on the east end of the lake, making that his occupation, especially during the winter, but for the past few years he has been engaged in wholesale fishing, buying for Meisner & Brown, of New York City.

In 1858 Captain Myers was married in Buffalo to Miss Rosiana Hoy, of Cobourg, Canada, by whom he has had thirteen children, nine of whom are now (1898) living, namely: Hermann, Jr., thirty-six years of age, a fisherman, who is married and has four children; Alice, aged thirty-two, married to Paul Lavrey (who is employed at Sizer's forge), and has three children; John, aged twenty-eight, who is married and has one child (he is a ferryman); George, aged twenty-six, who is an engineer at Lewis & Getzes, is married and has one child; Rosiana, aged twenty-three; Edward, aged twenty-two, foreman in Sturges' Elevator; Thomas, aged twenty-one; Joseph, aged nineteen, and William, aged seventeen. The family residence is at No. 128 Hamburg street, Buffalo. Captain Myers has had the ordinary luck of sailors, having been on the Independent, Berlin, Cataract and Anna C. Rayner when they went ashore or were sunk, as already related. He is a member of the American Association of Lake Pilots No. 41, and also of the Tug Pilots Protective Association.


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Volume I

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.