ENTERPRISE (1855, Schooner)

Year of Build:
Official Number:
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo / Wilson Creek, NY
Vessel Type:
Hull Materials:
Number of Decks:
Builder Name:
Francis N. Jones
Master Carpenter:
D. O'Connor
Number of Masts:
121' 9"
25' 10"
10' 3"
Tonnage (old style):
296 14/95

1855 - 56 Two enrollments Buffalo, NY.

1857, Nov Grounded on reef near Mackinaw; released by SALVOR; sunk Mackinaw; raised & towed to Saginaw, MI; repaired.

1858, Apr 1 Lake Navigation Co. sold to H. N. Strong, Detroit; wrecked at Clarks Dry Dock, Detroit, MI.

1859, Jun Aground Grand Haven, Lake Michigan.

1861, Jul Collision wtih schooner W.H. CRAIG near Bar Point, Lake Erie.

1862, Feb 5 Owned H. & L. Simoneau, Detroit, MI.

1863, Nov 20 Aground Cataraqui Bay, Lake Ontario with salt; repaired.

1865 207 gross tons.

1866 Owned Wilcox & Draper, Toledo, OH.

1868 Owned Milwaukee, WI; 207.14 gross tons.

1869, Oct Aground Ship Island, Lake Michigan with lumber.

1869, Nov Aground Lake Michigan.

1871 Not listed; assume laid up.

1873 Owned J. Powers, Racine, WI.

1874 Owned George Hicks, Marysburg, ONT; registered Montreal, QUE, 89 x 19.4 x 7.3', 93 net tons, C33543.

1874, Jun Capsized Lake Michigan off Racine, WI.

1876, Apr Chartered for lumber Muskegon, MI - Quebec, QUE.

1876, Aug Chartered to go Glasgow - Cronstadt, Russia with coal; originated from Muskegon, MI; owned John O'Neil.

1876, Sep Dismasted enroute to Russia; returned to Cork, Ireland for repairs.

1877, Jun Running Belfast Ireland - Androssan, Scotland carrying coal; also owned at Belfast; now full rigged bark.

From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. E. Feltner Enrollments Database
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707

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ENTERPRISE (1855, Schooner)