The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Little Jake (Steamboat), sunk, 1 Aug 1878

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The steamer LITTLE JAKE, owned by the large lumbering firm of Wood & Gerrish, and run on Houghton Lake, sank a few evenings since. She was anchored out a short distance from the shore with three heavy anchors. During the night a heavy gale arose and in the morning all that was to be seen of the steamer was her masts above the water. It is thought by some that she had been scuttled. No other possible thought suggests itself why she sank, as she was all right in every respect when anchored.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 17, 1878
The LITTLE JAKE, the steamer which sunk a few days since in Houghton Lake, has been raised and is now all right again. Something was wrong with her valve which let in enough water to sink her. By the use of pumps, however, the water was soon pumped out, after plugging up the valve.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 21, 1878

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.75008 Longitude: -81.71648
William R. McNeil
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Little Jake (Steamboat), sunk, 1 Aug 1878