The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 23 Aug. 1825, page 2

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Wreck of the Hercules.--Our readers will recollect that in October, 1818, the schooner Hercules, Capt. Church, was wrecked in a tremenduous [sic] gale on Lake Michigan, and that the captain and crew, with Lieut. Eveleth, of the Engineers, the only passengers, all perished. Capt. Blake, of the Mariner, who has lately arrived from Chicago, informs us that the hull of the Hercules has lately drifted near the shore, a few rods above Chicago, where it now lies, keel upwards. There was a quantity of whiskey in the hold at the time of the wreck, and it is supposed that the bouyancy [sic] of this article has raised the hull, after the heavy articles had been disengaged from it.

The Pioneer of Black Rock.--This truly elegant steam-boat arrived in our harbor, for the first time last Saturday, from Buffalo, which place she left on the 17th inst. at 12 o'clock, M. her tonnage is 124, and her horse power 33. The Pioneer reached Cunnigham's [sic] Island in 31 hours from Buffalo--a distance about 250 miles--her speed from this fact, is deemed to be great. Her machinery is in good order, her cabins, though small, are convenient and elegant, and the furniture new and in excellent condition. Her captain, Wm. T. Pease, is well acquainted with the navigation of lake Erie, and from our knowledge of his character, we will venture to say that he will neglect nothing which will tend to the satisfaction of his passengers.

The Pioneer is calculated solely for passengers, and we are informed by capt. Pease that it his intention to leave Buffalo for Detroit each Saturday--and Detroit, on his return, each Tuesday.

We learn with regret that the new Steam Boat Henry Clay, recently launched at Black Rock, will not for a considerable time get in readiness to cross the lake, owing to some disappointment, with the particulars of which we have not been made acquainted.

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Dave Swayze
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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 23 Aug. 1825, page 2