The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Idlehour (Propeller), 6 Jul 1900

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      The excursion stm. RIVERSIDE, from Elmwood Beach with a big crowd of holiday excursionists ran on Hickory reef at the head of Grand Island at 11:00 Wednesday night in the heaviest fog ever known in the river. A report that the boat was sinking caused a panic on board. Revolvers in the hands of a few brave men alone prevented a horrible stampede. The passengers, 263 in number were safely transfered to the stm. IDLEHOUR and were brought back to Buffalo at 4:00 yesterday morning. The RIVERSIDE has not yet been released.
      Milwaukee Scrapbook
      July 6, 1900

      Excursionists to Elmwood on the Fourth who waited to return home by the late boat were delayed longer than they bargained for, and did not reach home till early Thursday morning. Owing to the heavy fog the RIVERSIDE went aground shortly after leaving the dock and the passengers were compleeled to wait till daylight when they were taken to Main St. on the IDLEHOUR, which had also reamined at Elmwood all night on account of the fog. The passengers on the RIVERSIDE were taken back to Elmwood on small boats.
      The International Gazette
      July 7, 1900 5-6

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Idlehour (Propeller), 6 Jul 1900