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 22, 1880
Capt. Joe P. Hubbard has been appointed Master of the canal tug Albatross, vice Richard Schultz, disqualified because of color blindness. Thomas McLaughlin temporarily succeeds Capt. J. M. Higgie in the command of the schooner Higgie and Jones.
Chicago Tribune, October 4, 1888
The Albatross May Have Been Lost.
Sheboygan, Mich., Oct. 3.-[Special.]-The steambarge Enterprise came in tonight and reports the loss of her consorts, the A. Muir and Albatross. The seas washed over the pilot house, some thirty feet above the
water, and carried everything before them, and she narrowly escaped foundering. The seas broke in the port gangways, and the starboard bulwarks were knocked out on both sides. The hatch-bars were displaced and the cargo is said to be damaged. Seventy tons of coal between decks were washed away through the broken sides. The Albatross has not been heard from, and is thought to be lost. The Muir is safe in Milwaukee. The Enterprise lay at the Manitous and came from there this morning and reports over fifty vessels at anchor there. She will wait orders from owner before proceeding further.
Chicago Tribune, October 9, 1888
Bad Luck Following the Enterprise.
Sheboygan, 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 the Muir, which was coming here in tow of the tug Welcome, stranded on North Manitou 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 & Co. of Chicago to Kingston on through shipment to Montreal.
Green Bay State Gazette, August 6, 1890
The tug Albatross, of Two Rivers, came in here on Tuesday for the purpose of wooding up. She was on her way home from Garret Bay, near Death’s Door, where she spent several days assisting the tug Temple Emery, also of Two Rivers, in making up a raft of logs for the Two Rivers Manufacturing company. The Emery started with the raft for Two Rivers on Monday, and at last accounts had not yet arrived there. The raft is said to be one of the largest ever towed on the lake and scaled about one and a half million feet. As the logs average about fifteen to the thousand the size of the raft can easily be determined. The logs are all pine and basswood and were purchased near Death’s Door.
Last enrollment, PE 25, issued at Milwaukee, WI, on August 31, 1887, surrendered there on August 24, 1894, and endorsed “abandoned.”