Return to Ships of John Gregory
The Inter Ocean, May 3, 1876
Mr. John Gregory, the well-known builder, launched a new tug in the South Branch yesterday afternoon. She possesses a very beautiful model, and is strongly put together. She is designed for the fishing service, and is well housed in. Parties in Green Bay are the owners.
Chicago Tribune, May 20, 1876
The Albatross is the name of a new fishing-tug which John Gregory, the eminent shipbuilder, has constructed at Doolittle & Olcott’s ship-yard, near Van Buren street bridge, and which will be launched in a few days. She is of a beautiful model, and excellently adapted for the business in which she is to embark. Her owners are Messrs. Schultz & Stahl, of this city. The following are her dimensions: 50 feet keel, 14 feet beam, 6½ feet hold.
Chicago Tribune, November 10, 1878
The tug Albatross was cut down to the water’s edge yesterday by the tug Butler, in the river, near Twenty-second street. The damage is on the port side.
Chicago Tribune, October 8, 1888
Bad Luck Following the Enterprise.
CHEBOYGAN, Mich. Oct. 8.—[Special.]—The steam-barge Enterprise, which lost her tow last week on Lake Michigan, left here Friday night to meet the Albatross coming down under sail to tow her and and the Muir, which was coming here in tow of the tug Mantou with the Albatross early Sunday morning and jettisoned between 4,000 and 5,000 bushels of corn to save herself from going to pieces. She succeeded in getting off with some damage to her bottom. The Albatross also stranded, but was pulled off.
The Enterprise arrived here this morning, picked up her barges in the harbor, and after coaling left about noon for Kingston. The Enterprise’s cargo was 26,000 bushels of corn consigned by Robert Warren of Chicago to Kingston on through shipment to Montreal.
Last enrollment, PE 25, issued at Milwaukee, WI, on August 31, 1887, surrendered there on August 24, 1894, and endorsed “abandoned.”