Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Enterprise (Steamboat), 12 May 1845
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Among other novelties there was a launch of the steamer ENTERPRISE, from the ship yard of Green Bay, on the 10th inst. The launch of a vessel of this description at 1,000 miles at the west of us, and almost at the extreme northern limit of civilization, forms a new era in ship building. Of the size and description of the ENTERPRISE, we have no account, but we believe it is intended to run between Green Bay and Mackinaw, to connect with the Buffalo and Chicago line. Success to the enterprising citizens of Green Bay, they evince a spirit of go-ahead-ativeness which must tell upon the growth and prosperity of the town and the beautiful region roundabout.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      May 20, 1845

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      The steamer ENTERPRISE, was launched from our shipyard on Monday morning. The launch was to have taken place on Saturday, but the boat did not slide off as easily as was anticipated; and yesterday morning the steamer GENERAL SCOTT "hitched on," and in a few minutes the ENTERPRISE, the first boat built in Green Bay, was afloat on the pellucid waters of Fox River. This is the dawn of a brilliant era in our history. Twill be a proud moment when the denizens of the future city of Green Bay, relate to their children and grand-children, that on the 12th of May, 1845, the first steamboat was launched on the Fox River. - Green Bay Republican, May 13.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Tuesday, May 27, 1845

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Enterprise (Steamboat), 12 May 1845