Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Idlewild (Steamboat), U85595, collision, 22 Aug 1895
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Schooner FERRET, sunk by collision opposite the Toledo light crib by the steamer IDLEWILD. The schooner had 100 tons of coal on board for Mt. Clemens and was almost cut in two amidships, another vessel hit the wreck later and took the jibboom out of her.
      Marine Record
      August 29, 1895

Steam Paddlewheel IDLEWILD. U. S. No. 85595. Of 363.42 tons gross; 284.13 tons net. Built at Wyandotte, Mich., in 1879. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 186.0 x 26.0 x 7.4 Of 500 nominal horse power. Iron built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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Reason: collision
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.66394 Longitude: -83.55521
William R. McNeil
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Idlewild (Steamboat), U85595, collision, 22 Aug 1895