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Pioneer (Steamboat), broke shaft, 1 Oct 1827

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Steam-boat PIONEER, has again broke her shaft. This boat has been truly unfortunate; this is the third similar accident that she has experienced this season, which we would suppose would serve as a damper to the enterprising proprietors of this boat.----Fredonia Gazette.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Friday, November 2, 1827 p.2 col.6
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The steam Boat PIONEER has broken her wheel shaft. This is the third accident of this kind, which this boat has sustained the present season. Messrs. Gibson Co., of this place, are now engaged in casting a new one.
      Black Rock Gazette
      November 3, 1828 p.3 c.1

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      From BUFFALO to ERIE
The Steam Boat PIONEER, Capt. Miles is now receiving a new shaft from the foundry of Messrs. Gibson, Ehle & Co. at Black Rock, and will recommence her regular trips between Buffalo and Dunkirk, on Monday next. The PIONEER having undergone some alterations in her machinery, a recurrence of similar accidents, (breaking of shafts) is not anticipated. The trips will be continued until she is stopped by the ice. Stages receive the passengers at Dunkirk
      Buffalo, November 10.
      Black Rock Gazette
      November 24, 1827 p.3 c.6

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Reason: broke shaft
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Pioneer (Steamboat), broke shaft, 1 Oct 1827