The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jay Cook (Steamboat), broke machinery, 19 Jun 1887

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Sandusky.---The steamer JAY COOK was disabled Monday morning half a mile from her dock here by the breaking of her walking beam, which was found to have a flaw in the top strap aft. The connecting rod of course became detached from the beam and fell its full length upon the deck, through which it went with a crash into the after part of the cabin, which, fortunately, was unoccupied. The rod broke a hole about 12 feet long and 2 feet wide in the floor of the cabin and hung suspended over a supporting post on the lower deck. The COOK was at once brought here by a tug. It is estimated that she is damaged to the extent of between $3,000 and $4,000, to say nothing of the loss she will sustain by being off the route a month. An effort is being made by her owners to charter a boat to run in her place.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. June 23, 1887 p. 5

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Reason: broke machinery
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,500
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
William R. McNeil
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Jay Cook (Steamboat), broke machinery, 19 Jun 1887