The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 21 Sep, 1867, page 4

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THE ILL-FATED TUG MUIR. - This ill-fated steamer, the career of which terminated so disastrously, was formerly the Hamilton Morton, and was built at Buffalo in 1854. After several years' service the Morton was partially destroyed by fire at this port, and in 1863 was rebuilt and considerably enlarged, her name changed, and was doubtless as staunch a built craft as plied the rivers. It is stated that a few moments prior to the explosion the low state of water in the boiler was noticed, the boat stopped and the fires put out, when the tug was hailed by the captain of the vessel she had in tow to go ahead and get out of the way. The tug made one or two more turns with her wheel, when the result already known immediately followed.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 21 Sep, 1867, page 4