Vicksburg, MS Sinking of Steamer MARY MILLER, Dec 1875
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 25. - Private dispatches report the sinking of the steamer Mary Miller above Vicksburg. The vessel left New Orleans for the Ohio a week since, with 400 tons of sugar and molasses. She has since been raised and the cargo will be partially saved.
Pomeroy's Democrat, Chicago, IL, 1 Jan 1876
Storm and Disaster on the Mississippi
MEMPHIS, Dec. 27. - Early last Friday morning the steamboat Mary Miller, from New Orleans for Cincinnati, when about forty miles below Napoleon was struck by a squall in trying to land and driven against the bank, breaking her stern and causing her to ship about three feet of water. Pumps were set to work and a tarpaulin slipped under the bow and the boat saved with only a couple of [sic] of sugar and a few barrels of rice in the hold damaged. The steamboat Illinois passing was hailed and took off the deck load. On the arrival of the Mary Miller here she was attached on a claim of $30,000 for salvage made by the officers of the Illinois, but this attachment was withdrawn this afternoon and the matter will doubtless be compromised. A protest was [sic] by the commander of the Mary Miller.
The Sun, Baltimore, MD, 28 Dec 1875