The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Pioneer (Steamboat), collision, 1 May 1830

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Steam-boat Accident.---The Steam-boat WILLIAM PENN, which left here yesterday morning for Detroit, was run foul of by the steam-boat PIONEER, which plies between Buffalo and Dunkirk. A small room on the larboard guard of the PENN was carried away, and with it two waiters who were asleep at the time, neither of whom have since been seen. The bowsprit, anchors &c., of the PIONEER were carried away.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Thursday, May 27, 1830 P.3 col.1

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      DISTRESSING CASUALTY. - The Steam Boats WILLIAM PENN and PIONEER ran foul of each other, about thirteen miles from this place, on Saturday night last, while passing in opposite directions. The boats, though considerably defaced, were not materially injured; but a small state room on the deck of the PENN was swept away, carrying with it two of the boat's hands, who were drowned. There name are William Sherry and Joseph King. They were both natives of Ireland, and the former has left a wife and two children to deplore his loss. Every exertion was made to ----? ---- poor copy ------------???-----------
      Buffalo Journal & General ADvertiser
      May 26, 1830

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Pioneer (Steamboat), collision, 1 May 1830