Captain George A. Normand
Captain George A. Normand was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1868, one of the sons of Capt. Joseph Normand, an old lake navigator and a well-known vessel rigger. He first sailed in 1884 in the tug Florence N., spending two years on her as fisherman, and he then became fisherman in the tug Markwell for one season, after which he secured master's papers. He has since been captain of the Florence M., Markwell, Enterprise, Edson and F. E. Smith, having command of the Edson during 1896. Captain Normand has always been connected with the fishing firm of Crangle & Co., in Cleveland.
In 1890 the Captain married Miss Nina D. Atkins, of Cleveland, and they have three children, George E., Joseph A. and James William.
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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.