According to the story told by Floyd Prejean, owner of Morley Marina, Horatio Morley came to Louisiana from Michigan in 1907, starting a cypress logging business in what would become known as Morley, Louisiana, near today’s Brusly, in West Baton Rouge. A generous gift of a Model T from Morley’s friend, Henry Ford, would spell his doom. A car wreck killed Morely and his uncle-in-law, George Coswell. Without Morley guiding his business interests, the company and the town soon dried up.
All that is left of Morley’s town, however, is definitely not dried up! This bar/restaurant/marina on the Intracoastal Canal n “Back Brusly,” near one of the only public boat launches in the area, is frequented by locals and those lucky enough to find it “on the river, on the way” in West Baton Rouge. Any given Sunday evening, the dance floor is filled and the music and conversations are flowing. Other days are just as lively, with boats docked along the marina’s edge and fishermen stopping in to boast about the latest catch. Find out more about Morley Marina and visit us in West Baton Rouge.