The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Riverside (Propeller), U110974, aground, 4 Jul 1900

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The excursion steamer RIVERSIDE, from Elmwood Beach with a big crowd of holiday excursionists, ran on Hickory Reef at the head of Grand Island at 11 o'clock Wednesday night, in the heaviest fog ever known on 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 transferred to the steamer IDLE HOUR and were brought back to Buffalo at 4 o'clock yesterday morning. The RIVERSIDE has not yet been released.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      July 6, 1900
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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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.03311 Longitude: -78.96254
William R. McNeil
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Riverside (Propeller), U110974, aground, 4 Jul 1900