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Pioneer (Schooner), sunk, 1 May 1871


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PIONEER Schooner, sunk off Presqu'Isle, Lake Huron; total loss.
      Marine Disasters of the Western
      Lakes 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      The Canadian schr. PIONEER, of Whitby, laden with coal from Osego, sunk on Monday last about 5 or 6 miles off Presque Isle Pt., Lake Ontario. She lies in about 25 fathoms of water, and is a total loss. The crew were all saved.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 16, 1871 3-5

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On Monday afternoon the schooner PIONEER of Whitby, with a cargo of coal, sank in 160 feet of water, 6 miles west of Presqu'Isle Point. The crew were saved.
      Cobourg Sentinel
      July 17, 1871

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      PORT OF WHITBY No. 3
Name . . . . . . . . . PIONEER
Type . . . . . . . . . Schooner
Home Port . . . . . Whitby
Tonnage . . . . . . 125 tons
When Built . . . . . 1860
Where Built . . . . . Newcastle
Builders name & date of Certification : John Treleaven, (undated)
Description of vessel:
      Length . . . . . . . 99 feet
      Breadth . . . . . . 18 feet
      Depth of hold . . . 7 feet

      Masts . . . . . . . Two
      Stern . . . . . . . Square
      Bowsprit . . . . . Standing
      Figure-head . . . . None
      Decks . . . . . . . One
      How Built . . . . . Carvel
      Surveyor . . . . . John Treleven

Subscribing owners:- John Guy, of Oshawa owner of 22 shares and John Blow of Whitby, owner of 22 shares, and John Allen owner of 20 shares, all joint owners. On Jan. 1, 1868 John Allen transferred his 20 shares to the other partners, re a mortgage to the sum of $800.

NOTATION : FOUNDERED OFF PRESQU'ISLE POINT, Lake Ontario, June 11, 1871.
      Certificate Cancelled dated Feb. 11, 1881 and sent to Ottawa
      Port of Whitby, Vessel Registration
      National Archives, Ottawa

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.5488
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.3514 Longitude: -83.48887
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Pioneer (Schooner), sunk, 1 May 1871