MONTEZUMA Propeller, sprang a leak off Manistee, Lake Michigan, jettisoned cargo. Property loss $7,000
Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)
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The propeller MONTEZUMA, Capt. Soper, which cleared from this port on
Wednesday last for Buffalo, with 11,000 bushels of rye, 117 barrels of pork, and
about 10 bales of deer skins, put back on Saturday evening, about 6 o'clock, in
distress. She had got within fifty miles of the Manitous, on the 4th, when from
being deeply laden and laboring considerably in a rough sea, she sprung a leak.
The captain threw over, thirty or forty barrels of pork, and about a dozen bales
of deer skins, with the idea of thereby lightening the vessel. The MONTEZUMA
was immediately put about, and came into this harbor with three feet of water in
her hold. The rye is supposed to be badly damaged. It was being transferred
yesterday on board of a small schooner. The propeller will go into the dry dock
for repair.----Chicago Tribune, 9th.
The Democracy, Buffalo
May 11, 1854