The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Riverside (Propeller), U110974, 4 Apr 1892

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The new excursion steamer RIVERSIDE was successfully launched at Black Rock Monday afternoon in the presence of a large crowd. The RIVERSIDE is a very tidy boat, and is the flagship of the White Line Excursion Company. Her dimensions are as follows: Length over all, 96 feet; length between uprights, 90 feet; beam 19 feet; moulded depth 6 feet 6 inches. Power is furnished to a single high pressure engine, 14 x 16, (built by David Bell) by a Riter Boiler of 6 feet 6 inch shell, and 10 feet in length. Her wheel, 5 feet 6 inches in diameter, was made by David Bell. The RIVERSIDE will carry about 425 passengers, and will run from Amherst Street to lower river points. After the launch yesterday, the owners, Messrs. W.J. Ziegele and George Moon, celebrated the occasion by a neat little spread. The RIVERSIDE cost about $10,000, and will be ready for buisness by the opening of the excursion season.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Tuesday, April 5, 1892

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Steam screw RIVERSIDE. U. S. No. 110974. Of 124 tons gross; 90 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1892. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 84.5 x 19.0 x 6.3 Crew of 3. Passenger service. Of 110 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

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Riverside (Propeller), U110974, 4 Apr 1892