The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 25 Oct. 1825, page 2

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Wreck of the Pioneer!.--It is with much regret that we announce the loss of this new and elegant Steam-Boat. She was beached at Grand River on Monday the 17th inst. and so much damaged in her hull and machinery, that there is no probability that she will be refitted the present season. We learn the following particulars from J.V.R. Ten Eyck, Esq. who was a passenger on board.

The Pioneer left Black Rock on Thursday the 14th instant, at 10 o'clock, A.M. and arrived at Grand River at 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon, where she landed some passengers and received others. Immediately after, a very heavy gale commenced, the wind blowing from the shore, and the vessel was kept as near the land as possible. In a short time the wind changed and blew towards the shore, about forty-eight hours. Notwithstanding she had two anchors out, assisted by all the steam which could be raised upon her, she came ashore about four o'clock on Monday, having fortunately avoided the piles at the outer works of the harbor, and her passengers were landed in safety, by the assistance of the people of Fairport and its vicinity. The passengers proceeded by land to Cleveland, whence they reached this place in the Steam-Brig Superior on Saturday evening last.

The Pioneer was built the present season, at Black Rock, was about 130 tons burthen, and cost about 17,000 dollars.

Disasters by the Gale.--The late gale has been very destructive to the shipping on Lake Erie. Four schooners have been driven ashore, and some of them much damaged, at Cleveland.--These are the Neptune, Prudence, William, and Mercator, A small vessel has been driven ashore at Grand River, and the John Q. Adams at Buffalo light-house point.

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 25 Oct. 1825, page 2