Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Pioneer"

Photos of the sailing ship:

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Pioneer, Gerd Krahmann, New York , k.A. / unknown

Source, location, date:
Gerd Krahmann,
New York,
k.A. / unknown

Pioneer, Thad Koza (http://www.tallshipsinternational.net/), New York , 06/2009

Source, location, date:
Thad Koza (http://www.tallshipsinternational.net/),
New York,
06/2009

Pioneer, Thad Koza (http://www.tallshipsinternational.net/), New York , 06/2009

Source, location, date:
Thad Koza (http://www.tallshipsinternational.net/),
New York,
06/2009

Pioneer, Thad Koza (http://www.tallshipsinternational.net/), New York , 06/2009

Source, location, date:
Thad Koza (http://www.tallshipsinternational.net/),
New York,
06/2009

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Pioneer
Registered port:New York
Nation:USA
Type of rigging:SCHONER
Year built:1885/1968
Yard:Pioneer Iron Works, Markus Hook, Pennsylvania
Overall length:31.00 m
Length (hull):19.40 m
Breadth:6.40 m
Draught:1.40 m
Sail area:254 m2
Ship's hull:Stahl / Steel
Power:85 PS
Engine:Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 30 Jun 2000

  • built in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania in 1885 to carry sand mined next to the mouth of the Delaware Bay to an iron foundry in Chester
  • first she was rigged as a sloop but for economic reasons she was re-rigged as a schooner in about 1895
  • was the first of only two cargo ships built of iron in this country, now she is the only iron-hulled American former merchant sailing vessel still in existance
  • fitted with an engine in 1930, when the owner changed and she was moved to Massachusetts, remove of her rigging
  • 1966-68 major rebuild of the hull and restore of the schooner rig
  • 1970 donated to the South Street Seaport Museum of New York
  • she sails with trainees and children and is available for charter

Contact:

Website (English, 06 Mar 2016):
https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/visit/street-of-ships/pioneer/
South Street Seaport Museum, Pioneer: the page about the ship, history, some photos and contact address of the museum, offers chartering the ship

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 1997 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(9. aktualisierte Auflage)
Page: 354 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2000 ISBN: 0-9636483-5-7
(12th Edition)
Page: 209 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
(http://www.tallshipsinternational.com/)
Page: 135 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

Otmar Schäuffelen
"Die letzten grossen Segelschiffe"
Delius Klasing Verlag 2002 ISBN: 3-7688-0483-6
(10. aktualisierte und erweiterte Auflage)
Page: 404 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2007 ISBN: 978-0-9799878-0-9
(17th Edition)
Page: 234 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact