The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Aug 6, 1881

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Chicago Times: C. H. Cook, a prominent mill man of Whitehall, and Capt. McBride of the propeller Snook, have chartered the tug Wm. Richards to visit the long sunken schooner about two miles north of Little Point Sauble, supposed to be the ill-fated Favorite that went down 42 years ago - in 1839 - about Christmas time, with a cargo of iron and whiskey, highwines, agricultural implements, etc. The wreck is in six fathoms of water. Many believe it is the Neptune, others the Osceola. The well known Chicago diver Mr. Falshon, has made a vist to the sunken craft in the interests of the above named and found that her stern has all gone, and also part of her deck. She lays deeply buried in the sand. Some very ancient dishes, three old-fashioned cart wheels, an iron kettle, a flat iron, and numerous other trinkets have been found, all denoting the olden times. He found five tons of iron and steel. The tug has gone for another visit. It is supposed that there are many barrels of whiskey on the vessel over 50 years old.

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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Aug 6, 1881