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McCarver, Jake. Jake McCarver was created by Bob du Soe (Ugly Smith) and appeared in five stories in Sea Stories from 1926 to 1928, beginning with “Jake’s Suggestion” (Sea Stories, Sept. 1926).

Jake McCarver is second engineer of the freighter Swastaka, commanded by Captain Nichols and running trade routes from San Francisco to Honolulu to the Philippines. McCarver is a two-fisted sort who deals with everything from bird poachers to Japanese ne’er-do-wells.

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