According to this despatch, the steamship Enterprise departed from Fort Langley, up the Fraser River to Fort Hope, under the command of Colonel Moody, accompanied by 100 Seaman and Marines, in January of 1859.
The vessel and party were sent as a police force, and, according to Lillard, by the late summer 1864 the Enterprise accessed Sooke Inlet with approximately 100 commuters a day.1
  • 1. Charles Lillard, Seven Shillings a Year: The History of Vancouver Island (Ganges: Horsdal and Schubart Publishers Ltd., 1986), 114.
Mentions of this vessel in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Enterprise. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/enterprise.html.

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