Pioneer

Dimensions: 99 x 18 x 7 125 GT
Type of Wreck: Schooner
Location of Wreck: Presque Isle Pt
Place and Builder: Newcastle – John Treleaven

Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 28 May 1860

-New Schooner – built by Mr. M. Simpson of Newcastle for Mr. J. Robinson; the Pioneer, 115 tons, to run to Gulf this summer to fish. [Toronto Leader]

Buffalo Commercial Advertiser June 16, 1871 3-5 #

The Canadian schr. PIONEER, of Whitby, laden with coal from Oswego, 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.      

Cobourg Sentinel July 17, 1871 #

      . . . . . 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.      

National Archives, Ottawa #

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

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