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Idle Hour (Propeller), U100559, fire, 10 Dec 1901


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The excursion steamer IDLEHOUR, which for many seasons ran between Buffalo and Elmwood beach, was burned to the water's edge at Buffalo yesterday. The steamer RIVERSIDE which lay by the side of the IDLEHOUR, would also have burned had she not been cut adrift and carried by the wind beyond the reach of the flames. The IDLEHOUR was owned by W. J. Ziegele. She came out in 1893, had a keel length of 140 feet, with 23 feet beam and a 9 foot hold and measured 347 tons gross. The steamer is a total loss.
      Marine Record
      December 10, 1901
     

      EXCURSION STEAMER BURNED.
The excursion steamer IDLEHOUR, which for many seasons ran between Buffalo and Elmwood Beach, was burned to the water's edge at Buffalo yesterday. The steamer RIVERSIDE, which lay by the side of the IDLEHOUR, would also have burned had she not been cut adrift and carried by the wind beyond the reach of the flames. The IDLEHOUR was owned by W.J. Ziegele. She came out in 1893, had a keel length of 140 feet, with 32 feet beam and 9 feet hold, and measured 347 tons gross. The steamer is a total loss.
      Milwaukee Sentinel
      December 11, 1901


December 10, 1901. -- Excursion steamer IDLE HOUR totally destroyed by fire at Buffalo.
      Wrecks on the Great Lakes
      Casualty List for 1901
      Marine Record
      January 11, 1902
     

Steam ship IDLE HOUR. U. S. No. 100559. Of 347 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y.,1893 by Maxon.
      Herman Runge Notes


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1901
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22882
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
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William R. McNeil
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Idle Hour (Propeller), U100559, fire, 10 Dec 1901