The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Pioneer (Schooner), aground, 27 Nov 1863

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Schooner PIONEER, owned by John Frame of Colpoys Bay left the north shore Islands for Owen Sound Friday November 27 with 60m barrels of fish belonging to Mr. Louis Smith of Owen Sound. On Saturday the 28th. a gale arose and Mr. Frame and a helper, Mr. George Webb ran into a small harbour near Cabots Head, but when rounding the point as close to shore as they could a wave washed them agroung, wrecking the vessel by stoving in her bottom, and she became a complete wreck.
      Toronto GLOBE
      December 5, 1863
The PIONEER was the only loss in the Georgian Bay shipping for 1863, she was only 10 tons burden.- - - - Owen Sound Adv. Dec. 9.
      Toronto GLOBE
      December 14, 1863
the small schooner PIONEER was wrecked in the entrance to Winfield Basin during a storm, as they were entering the Basin a hugh wave pushed them onto the shoals. She was bound from Horse Island to Owen Sound, with a cargo of 60 barrels of fish.
      Goderich Huron Signal
      December 17, 1863

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: fish
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.244166 Longitude: -81.297777
William R. McNeil
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Pioneer (Schooner), aground, 27 Nov 1863