Whiskey on the lake
Not smugglers but a shipwreck
"December 2, 1854....She was said to be carrying a strongbox full of gold and valuable brandy and premium whiskey worth millions today."
Northern Michigan: Discovering the Westmoreland Treasure Ship
"..The whiskey, which if intact could be worth millions of dollars, was unable to be seen since the hold was collapsed under the weight of decks above it. Richardson discovered an access hole into the hold but with virtually no room to move within it.
“I wouldn’t go in there. I don’t need a drink that badly,” Richardson quipped."