Captain Phineas Pomeroy
Captain Phineas Pomeroy was one of the well-known lake navigators in the middle of the present century, and he sailed vessels on the Great Lakes for a long period. He was born in New York State in 1831, and commenced sailing at the age of seventeen, at twenty having risen to the position of master in command of a grain vessel owned by his father-in-law, Joel Bartholemew, which he sailed out of Fairport. He lived in the city of Painesville, Ohio, for some time, removing in 1864 to Bay City on the schooner Morning Star, which he was then sailing. After this he purchased and operated for a long time the tug Uncle Sam, and he later bought the Morris and William Case, two lumber barges. He also owned a number of other vessels.
Captain Pomeroy married Miss Amanda Bartholomew[sic], of Painesville, and their children were Eugenie, Clarence, Flora and Riley, the last named long since deceased.
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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.