The Enterprise - 100-foot long
steam-driven stern wheeler on the western
Captain Holden and
Pilot Ben Frazer
Set in the 1840s, the Enterprise navigated
the Mississippi river with Captain Grey Holden (Darren McGavin) at
the helm. The Captain won the Enterprise in a poker game.
Later in the series Noah Berry, Jr. came aboard as the new
partner named Bill Blake, who owned 49% interest in the boat.
Burt Reynolds got his first continuing TV role on the series as
Ben Frazer, an orphaned river rat who grew up on the River to
become boat pilot for the Enterprise.
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