The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
William Morgan (Tug), 8 Jul 1857

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Pleasure Excursion. - Mr. James A. Baker has very generously offered the West Baptist Sunday School, with which he is connected, a pleasure excursion to Little Sodus Bay on Thursday next, in the new clipper MINNEHAHA, and Ex-Alderman Dobbie has also volunteered to take the MINNEHAHA in tow with his new tug Wm. MORGAN. Quite a number of invited guests besides the teachers and pupils of the Sunday School will make the trip. Among other attractions, a band of music will accompany the pleasure seekers, and it is needeless to say that they will have a pleasant time. Should the weather be fine, the MORGAN and MINNEHAHA will start from the West Pier, Thursday morning at 8 o'clock.
      Oswego Palladium
      Wednesday, July 8, 1857
Launch of the New Tug. - The new tug of Ald. Dobbie, was launched above the bridge on Saturday afternoon, in the presence of a large concourse of spectators. She was decked in bridal robes and glided into her native element gracefully and beautifully, and sits like 'a thing of life' upon the waters. She is named the Wm. Morgan, after the gentlemanly inspector of the North Western Insurance Company in this city, who broke the bottle in the nautical baptismal ceremony. She is very staunch built, and of beautiful model, with a power and superior Philadelphia engine.
      Oswego Daily Palladium
      Monday, June 29, 1857

A Handsome Photograph. - Mr. Tracy Gray was on the alert on Saturday last, and though the artistic feat was difficult, succeeded in taking a picture of the launch of the tug Wm. Morgan, above the bridge. The view is taken from the east side of the river, and though the sun was in full blaze and directly in the eye of the camera, he succeeded with the aid of a hat's shadow in taking a graphic impression of the animated scene - the tug on the ways an instant before she glided into the water, the living crowded throng on the bridge and the river, the river itself, and the surrounding objects. It is a handsome picture.
      Oswego Daily Palladium
      Wednesday, July 1, 1857

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William Morgan (Tug), 8 Jul 1857