The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Morley (Propeller), 7 Dec 1878


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A fine propeller which has been on the stocks at Marine City for the past two years was successfully launched on the 7th inst. She will receive the engines of the tug WILLIAM PRINGLE. The propeller is owned by the Morley Brothers and Hill and is said to be the best boat ever launched at that port.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, December 11, 1878


The new steamer recently launched at Marine City, built and owned by the Morley Bros., is a fine boat, with all the modern improvements. She is a double decker of the following dimensions: Length of keel, 187 feet; length on deck, 203 feet; beam, 33½ feet; lower hold, 14 feet; between decks, 7 feet. She has side arches between decks with iron straps, also iron truss, from forward to aft, running through the center, which will add greatly to her strength. The boiler will be on the main deck. She has three gangways, center board and three spars, and when completed will have no equal on these waters. The carrying capacity will be between 40,000 and 45,000 bushels of corn. The general opinion among vessel men is that this boat is far superior, both in strength and beauty, to any ever built at Marine City. Robert Holland, Esq., has sold his interest of one-quarter to Capt. Morley. This steamer is now having engine and boilers put in. The engine and boilers were formerly in the tug Wm. H. PRINGLE, which, will be remembered, was burned in 1877.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Sunday, December 22, 1878


The new steamer recently launched at Marine City, built and owned by the Morley Brothers is a fine boat with all the modern improvements. She is a double decker and has side arches between decks with iron straps, also iron trusses from forward to aft, running through the center, which will add greatly to her strength. The boilers will be on the main deck. She has three gangways, center board and three spars, and when complete, will have no equal on these waters. Her carrying capacity will be between 40,000 and 45,000 bushels of corn.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, December 24, 1878


      The new propeller just finished by the Morley Brothers has been christened the MORLEY. She is without doubt the finest freight boat that has ever been built at Marine City, thoroughly substantial in build, and convenient in every particular. She will be ready for work this week.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, April 23, 1879


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launch, Marine City, &c.
Date of Original:
1878
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McN.E.6696
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Morley (Propeller), 7 Dec 1878