The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. G. Fargo (Propeller), U11490, 28 May 1862

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LAUNCHES. -- On Saturday last the new propeller PASSAIC, of the New York & Erie Line, was launched from Mason & Bidwell's yard.
The tug building at the yard of Mason & Bidwell, and to be called the W. G. FARGO, is to be launched this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, May 28, 1862

GOING TO SALT WATER. -- Capt. Frank Perew's new propeller, W.G. FARGO, is preparing for a cruise on salt water. She is being copper bottomed and other alterations made, and on the opening of navigation will leave by the way of the Welland Canal and St. Lawrence for the Atlantic, her destination being New York. There she wil probably enter government service as a clipper steamer. -- Cleveland Herald
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Friday, April 3, 1863
Steam screw WILLIAM G. FARGO. U. S. No. 11490. Of 242 tons, Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1862. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. Abandoned 1900.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States,
      1790 to 1868. The Lytle- Holdcamper List

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W. G. Fargo (Propeller), U11490, 28 May 1862